Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at Barley Island. Poured a black color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted and had good lacing. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Moderate toasted chocolate malt flavor with an average smooth finish. Solid drinkable porter.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brewfest, Indy
dark brown, creamy beige head,
dry dark chocolate and sweet roasted oatmeal aroma with a hint of tartness,
rich chocolate flavor, earthy bitterness keeps it balanced, only a hint of sweetness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest. Nose of oats & cereal, coffee and nectar. The brew is dark walnut with ruby highlights. The slow cascade meanders into a tan creamy head that is mostly lasting with good lace. The beer has a fruity & alcoholic start with a roasted coffee finish. The medium body is creamy and very soft. The finish feels chalky.
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Had this one from the tap at the brewery. Poured dark with decent head. Has aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is pretty smooth consisting of same dark chocolate/coffee taste. This was first porter so I donít have much to compare it to.
Update- Second trial 07/01/06
For some reason the July batch seemed to have lost some of itís flavor. Seemed to be watered down
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery - Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Pours black with nice brown lasting head and great lacing. Flavor touches aroma character but doesnít follow up. Palate is smooth and creamy but too thin. Tasty and easy drinking, but the body is too light for a porter.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A stinker. Hoppiness would be appropriate with some malt present, but unfortunately, this is maybe the lightest porter on the planet, so the hoppiness seems overdone. I have homebrewed for 17 years and have been disappointed with porters better than this. Three cheers for Diet Porter (or not)!!!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Scott. Pours out dark brown with a faint tinge of burgundy. Small tan head left some lacing for as long as it lasted. Aroma was roasted coffee, some notes of chocolate, malt powder. It was a bit thin in the mought and low in alcohol for a porter. The flavor was pleasant. The coffolate combo with a smathering of malted milk balls. Nice drink.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very flavorful porter. Definitely better than average. It has the roasty malts flavor that is preferable for a dark variety.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a sampler: This beer pours a dark brown color with a ruby tint. Medium-thin beige head and sticky lacing at the top of the glass. The aroma consists of coffee and burnt chocolate. Medium-bodied and smooth with a decent mixture of coffee, chocolate and malt flavors. The hops come through pretty well in the finish. Overall this is a well-balanced and fairly well-done Porter.
thedm (4851) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a small head of large light brown mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a semi-opaque uncarbonated dark black brown colored body behind. It had a very nice caramel aroma and a strong coffee flavor with some noticible caramel.