jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent brownish-black from the bottle with foamy tan head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, taste follows with a clean, bitter finish. Pretty decent porter, and one of the better production beers they make.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer #7 Asheville trip. Another solid beer, and probably my actual favorite at Asheville Pizza and Brewing. There were an unusually high number of really good porters in the city. Black. Aroma and flavors matched. Loads of chocolate, but not bitter in nature, toffee, and then a nice mint note on the finish. I’m guessing now that I read the description that this was from the Northern Brewer. Good stuff.
beerme31 (523) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasty, chocolate. Taste is sweet. Full body, texture on the creamy side, finishes roasty with some sweet. Good representation of the style and one of the better Asheville Brewing beers.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic robust porter. The nose is strong coffee with subtle hints of chocolate. Deep black, but not quite transparent with a small tan head. Full of roast notes with a balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth with a crisp roasty finish and some lingering chocolate presence.
HighlanderOne (1032) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Olive or Twist in Asheville. Malt and ice cream aroma. Almost as dark as a porter, tan lacing head. Roasted nut, cocoa, dark malt, oak in flavor. Full porter feel. Well done
Drjohnrock (476) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewing’s Merrimon Avenue location. Almost opaque dark brown/ruby hue, small tan head, good firm roasted malt aroma, thin body for a porter, pretty good predominately malty flavor with some chocolate notes. Not the most intense porter you’ll find but pretty good. Tasted on July 7, 2012.
maxwelldeux (3872) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I expected to really like this, but I was unpleasantly surprised. Poured a dark brown with a ridiculously thick head that took a long time to disappear. Overly carbonated. Has some roasted malt flavors, but finishes almost sour. Really not one of the better porters.
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gift from SJ Bottled. Ok I like Porters, this was good, but average. Typical, nice roast, coffee and dry bitter chocolate finish.. Looks like the got an idea, now knock it out the park next time.
bhensonb (11678) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours pretty dark brown with a creamy frothy beige head that deconstructs in a weird way. Aromas of chocolate and burnt malt, with something suggesting a little sour - or maybe it’s coffee. Med minus body. Flavor is ashy chocolate with some burnt malt and coffee. Seems halfway between stout and porter. Maybe a little bit of lactose in the finish - or something that suggests that. Nice porter.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black and lighter around the edges. Foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Coffee, roast malt, and some hop bitterness.