rondphoto (1807) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Opaque black color, steady 1" dark tan head, foamy bands of lace. Taste is full-bodied roasted malt that adds caramel early and coffee/chocolate late in the palate, before yielding to a bitter edge for good balance in the finish. This is a porter with a really big body that is nearly overwhelming on a hot day. Probably better on a cool evening.
lb4lb (2486) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with light tan head. Smell is roast acidic coffee and charred malt with a light milky scent. Taste is roasty malt, coffee, chocolate and pretty smooth malt and slightly short of burnt with a faint milky creaminess. Medium body and highly drinkable. Medium prickly carbonation. The flavor is spot on as is the body and carbonation. One of the better porters I?ve had.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Deep brown pour with a rocky light brown cap on top. Milk chocolate, burnt caramel and distinct vanilla notes in the nose. Taste is of mocha, dark chocolate and heavy roasted malts. Mild herbal hops and astringent grains in the finish. Chalky mouthfeel. Tasting notes from early 2012.
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful oil black with a nice dark khaki head that hangs around for a few minutes leaving decent lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Nice nose. Smooth mouthfeel med carbonation. Tastes of chocolate, toffee, hint of hops. Good porter. Will have again.
Beachmaster (95) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a jet black, with a moderate brown head that slowly dissipates, leaving fair lacing. Aroma is mostly coffee, chocolate, and dark malt. Taste follows the nose, with a very pleasant coffee and chocolate flavor. Creamy mouth feel with a long, clean finish. Very good.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mighty fine brew. Pours used motor oil black. Roasty malt and coffee aroma. Amazing roasted malt and chocolate taste. Very good beer. One of my favorite porters.
drjay44 (2578) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained, tiny bubbled, light beige head over a clear dark brown (SRM 33) body......nose is chocolate, coffee frome the roasted malts, light toffee/caramel from the crystal malts, light pine from the hops, no esters....taste is coffee, chocolate, toffee/caramel, hints of vanilla from the roasted and crystal malts, light vanilla, moderate bitterness from the hops, no esters, light bread tones, finishing with soft almost dry bitterness...mouth feel, medium body, minimal astringency, no alcohol, carbonation adds slight tingle. This is a Robust Porter. It is nicely balanced to the style being malt dominated, with just enough hop tones to offset the tendency of the crystal malts to add too much sweetness. BJCP 10/2/16/4/7
furthur (138) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque brown/black beer, chestnut colored head fades quick. Aroma is yeast, molasses and dried plums, roast malt and coffee. Flavor plums, coffee, roast malt. Body is moderately thin for style, carbonation a little heavy, but not fizzy. A slightly sweet porter that ends slightly bitter. Neither dry nor sweet.
zoucrew102 (468) - - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Note much aroma but I detect notes of chocolate and caramel malt as well as coffee. Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head and no lacing. Sweet chocolate and caramel malt flavors to start. Finishes pretty smooth with coffee and hop bitterness. Nice porter.
maxwelldeux (3489) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a very small tan head on it. Nose is roasty with a bit of chocolate in there and just some hints of dark fruit. Taste is roasty and slightly sour, with dark fruit elements to it. Really quite interesting.