woodychevy (386) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Beer City Bicycles while watching Canadian women win Gold in hockey at Sochi Olympics. Great selection of local brews on tap- plus bikes- great place. Pours dark and thick- not much head. All your typical porter flavours- coffee, earthy, caramel - nicely balanced with the hops. It’s good- just nothing really different or exceptional about it. Mouthfeel more like a stout to me. Nice winter sipper. Not bad, feel like they just played it a bit safe.
thisisontap (5) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, roasty aroma, dark in color, thick caramel head, as it warms you get a slight smokey flavor and finishes smoeth and chocolatey, low carbonation. Drinks like a Dry Irish Stout really.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. More hop forward aroma than most porters, but with the standard coffee and roasted malt aromas. Deep reddish-brown flavor with a tan head. Creamier than I’d expect from a porter, with plenty of hop assertiveness. Very low carbonation. It has a milk chocolate finish. Really smooth porter that doesn’t necessarily do anything special, but doesn’t do anything wrong either. It’s a hophead’s porter.
Zywiec (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate is the primary flavor with a copper bank end. Present middle of the road porter.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/27/13. On tap at White Duck Taco in Asheville. Great tacos, okay beer. Dark pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Mild roast aroma, some cocoa, coffee, cream, doughy malts. Mild flavor as well, some roast, coffee, chocolate, and cream. A little acidic from the roast. Not bad.
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour, tan head. Up front chocolate notes, dark dried fruit, some nice solid roasted malt and a hint of a coffee finish.
dpvrai (9) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soft bitter chocolate finish; easy to drink. First impression of Asheville beer scene a good one
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chuckstout (257) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. Pours a near black with faint candy red highlights and thin mocha colored head with no lacing. Some dry roast a touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate. A bit thin a bit of fruit. Tasty session porter.
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
i found this one kinda watery and bland, nothing too notable in the flavors outside of dark grains. weak backbone on this ninja.
chinchill (1954) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can served in a mug.
Pours virtually black with a towering, sudsy tan head.
Very smooth with soft, low carbonation.
Medium intensity aroma and flavor.
Dark malts dominate with only a touch of burnt grain. A trace of dark fruit mid-taste and of smoke and coffee in the finish and aftertaste.
O: very nice porter in a can.