edgallow (2351) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt and chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee.
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reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours a dark amber color with a finger of beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with hints of chocolate. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A nicely done porter interesting with the citrus. Worth a try.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, clear, with garnet tints at the edges. The head is a couple fingers of light beige foam. Moderate lacing.
Smell: Black malts, always unmistakable, edged with a little fresh citrus. Ashen tar-like note from the black malts with some more agreeable chocolate, sweetened coffee bringing up the rear.
Taste: Upfront pop of smokey, creosote-esque black malt ahead of the slightly softer touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Relatively light sweetness. Citrusy, faintly floral hops with a fair degree of bitterness aided a bit by the astringency from the black malts. Drying, lightly lemony, lightly astringent finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation.
Overall: After the mildness of the brown, I wasn’t expecting a stronger American citrus hop presence. Also, as is always the case, I’m never too keen on the inclusion of black malts, a very overbearing addition, in my humble opinion.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and chocolate aromas for the malt, light hop and yeast notes of herbs and dough, with hints of wood, alcohol and a faint smell of burnt raisins on a bagel. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown with a red tint. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet, lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with lively carbonation and finishes a little chalky and lightly astringent. This Porter has a some nice depth in both aroma and flavor.
fiveacestx (635) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - dark brown with a thin head and lacing. Had a roasty aroma and toasty, nutty chocolate taste. Malty backbone and a thin finish.
LiMuBai (187) - - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer! Tan head, with a full aroma of chocolaty and roasted notes. Medium to heavy mouth feel with a full body and a nice bitter finish.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of light chocolate, roasted malt, hints coffee, and a good malt bitter. A tad thin and watery but pretty good.
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent dry porter from, what, Alabama’s only craft brewery? Big on the dark coffee notes works well with raising the bitterness quotient. its overall a bit hoppier than i would want, but its still an outstanding porter.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown/amber with small tan head. Aroma of citrus hops and roasted malts. Medium body with roasted malts upfront and notes of chocolate and a bitter hop finish. A nice hoppy porter.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, chocolate, earth/mineral, nuts, caramel, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.