jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So this guy poured a solid motor oil with off white head. It smelled of sweet chocolatey coffee and tasted much the same. It’s body seemed a little thin for how rich the flavor was, but overall a really enjoyable beer. I’d have it again for sure. As with most beers I really enjoy out of the bottle, I’d want to give the tap a go!
ChiGuy68 (423) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured an opaque brown with a light brown/beige head with lightly streaky lacing. Aroma of semisweet roasted malt with a hint of vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and coco.
slowrunner77 (6022) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a nice offering from Big Sky, if not one of their best (i’ll hafta check)...definitely one of the better 6-packs. aroma and flavor robust as advertised, mainly roast & chocolate, with hints of smoke, licorice and maybe coffee. not bad on the feel either."
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a finger sized head of creamy brown foam. Nose is of malt and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate with a fairly thick viscosity. Taste is full of chocolate, coffee, malt, toffee. A hint of hops on the finish. An excellent porter that pairs well with smoked chicken.
rondphoto (2190) - 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 (2552) - 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 (2473) - 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 (164) - 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 (2705) - 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