AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hopiness and roastiness is upfront - chocolate and coffe taste is blended with maple bittersweetness and caramel. somewhat of a thin body, but very smooth tasting
klaing (161) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good porter, dark and good body with appropriate carbonation. Good, mostly chocolate, maltings with a balanced hopping. A light burnt aroma but not overpowering.
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orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love porter beer and this is a porter thru and thru. The last thing you’ll drink is the head and the first thing you’ll remember when you feel in the mood for the style is this. The taste is smooth and robust. The only thing good about living in the midwest is our great beer; the finest in America.
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mmm. Good smooth porter. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Taste is of the same, a little bitter. Not much of a finish, but a thick beer that goes down well after a meal.
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dak redish brown. Pretty decent sized head that doesn’t last. Good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and coffee. This beer has a great mouth feel. Very creamy and smooth. Flavor starts of sweet with a finish of burnt coffee.. Pretty good beerl
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Clawsons - Beaufort, NC. A smoky smooth aroma, thin headed, with a coffee taste. this is the second beer i’ve had from bells and
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown-black with very little tan head. Smells like Nesquick powder! Not a ton of flavor jumps out at me....there’s obviously some roastiness/chocolate....but not a lot. Not as thick as I thought it would be.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reserved aroma, but good, standard, fresh, roasty scent. Dark, dark brown with a perfect brown head. Dry, earthy, fresh rained on forest bark in initial flavor. On the palate, a bit too dry. Awesome, if very standard.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is black with a lasting head and excellent lacing. I smells and tastes a little like coffee. It had a nice smooth finish.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on 8-24-06. Notes from a 1-29-07 rating. A good porter, not as complex as Sierry Nevada’s. The first taste is sweet roasted/nutty/caramel malts. The finish is of mild coffee. The body is a little on the thin side, I was hopeing for a little fuller mouthfeel.