JCS (4) - New Brighton, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A really big beer! Not a wimpy porter. Hershy Dark color, heavy chocolate & espresso. A head you need an axe to cut through!. One of the greats! Available by the glass or growler.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Draft @ BP. A very nice, drinkable, strong porter. Very robust and chocolatey. Smooth finish. Coffee notes. Cool malty presence. Distint malt that I haven’t noticed in other porters/stouts.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Pint on tap. Dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Heavy chocolate aroma with some coffee notes. Flavor is slightly sweet chocolate with roasted coffee coming through. Sweet, slightly smokey finish, amazingly good beer.
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ty5592 for a hand bottle of this. Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head. Aroma of huge roasty dark malt, rich chocoff, molasses, almond, some prune. Tastes roasty and richly malty, with a big chocolate syrup element, plus coffee, molasses, ovaltine, and some hops. Pretty dense palate with a lot of complexity.
roflyer (8) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong porter. Black pour with nice dark tan head--almost oily looking and tasting. Strong Chocolate and coffee aroma. A first-rate porter.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy hops, Batman! Slightly carbonated, dark dark brown, sweet malts. It hopped the heck out of my tongue, but I would definitely try it again. Tasty and chewy, well done.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Porters are becoming my fav style after having ones like this. Now having had the Left Hand Porter, Sumiits Porter and this one, they are all top notch. Chocaltey coffee taste makes me want more!
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub on 10/30/10. Pitch black pour with a huge light brown head. Roasty nose with dark fruit and dark chocolate. Flavor starts with dark fruit, then moves to bittersweet dark chocolate and finishes with a huge amount of bitter roast. Very good stuff.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
St. Paul Winterfest ’06. An adult milkshake. Big, thick and chocolaty with ample roastiness. Very much like a rich sweet stout. No off tastes whatsoever to get in the way of this dark, thick dessert beer.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for landing this growler for the midweek tasting. Pours a dark, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and lactose. Flavor of dark chocolate and coffee.