rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, dark brown appearance, almost black.minimal head. Aroma is very faint and malty with some roasty nuttiness. Taste is very well balanced between sweet and bitter. Fully body, active on the palate, nice mildly bitter almost sweet chocolate aftertaste. Just a very well done porter.
TXBadger (1625) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty dark brown with khaki colored head. Caramel malts and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
trapped (940) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with spongy beige head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, coffee beans taste, thin body, abrupt finish. Nice example of a smooth porter.
bnwokedi89 (72) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This porter pours out dark as night with a thin layer of head at the top. I consumed this beer from a pint glass instead of a porter beer glass though. The aroma is a bit smoky and a tad bit acrid as well. The after tasted of this porter is roasted nutty with a chocolate-like finish. This os a less "sweet" porter and more robust and smoky nature.
TH28 (166) - - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 110 days old. Appearance: Deep brown and opaque with a hint of ruby red. Head is almost non existent.
Aroma: Roasted malt dominates over any noticeable yeast of hop aroma.
Taste: sweet, highly roasted malt that isnít acrid or bitter, giving way a well balanced hop bitterness. Pretty straightforward.
Mouthfeel: Thin, light body with low carbonation. Bottle seemed flat.
Finish: Well balanced, with dry roast that lingers.
Overall: Typical roasted malt character of a robust porter, with a surprisingly thin, light body and carbonation. Maybe it was just a flat bottle. Will have to to seek out a fresher version. Otherwise, an average robust porter
Bule (923) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Roasted malt, chocolate and some hop bitterness. Easy going porter.
beerme31 (523) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, very thin tan lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt. Aroma is enjoyable but a little too mild. Medium sweet taste. Medium-heavy body, smooth texture, finish is crisp, mild sweet and mild bittering. Good porter, not great.
TomTron (409) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee black pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt aromas and coffee grounds. Coffee, chocolate and some slight cherry flavors when it warms up. Good brew. Bells is always on point.
RickTStiles (807) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours clear brown with a red glow. chocolate, cherry and wood aroma. taste has notes of cocoa, tree bark, raisins and cherry. finish is woody and stiff. A classic porter.
DarkSong (308) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. It pours black with no head. It has the aromas of chocolate, coffee and tobacco. I really like this beer. It has the flavors of chocolate, coffee, smoke and a roasted flavor. It is complex without being overly complex. Iíd definitely buy this one again.
tillmac62 (285) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOD 8/29/14. Pours almost black. Above average head volume, excellent retention and lacing. Light nose of roast with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that approaches creamy. Above average carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is of average intensity, a bit complex and is masterfully balanced. It begins with a blend of roast, dark fruit and dark chocolate that reveal themselves in that order. The roast lingers to the middle where it meets a mild hop bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of roast and hop bitterness over a slightly sweet note. A good laid back porter, but not outstanding.