awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully delightful, what a good porter should taste like. Dark and thick with a good maltiness, and a touch of hops. Very full rich body.
maverick32 (13) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint glass of draft. Dark brown to almost black. I thought very hoppy for a porter and reminded me of a black IPA. The more I drank of it the better I liked it. Lots of chocolate and vanilla flavor to offset the hops . Enjoyed it thoroughly.
bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery. A deep brown/black pour with a medium sustained head and ample lacing. Toasted malts in the aroma with a very slight smokiness and a touch of cocoa and coffee. Taste is smooth with the toasted malts up front followed by a slight semi-sweet chocolate, a pinch of java, and again a slight smokiness. Excellent rich porter. Will revisit.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm givin' these guys lot's of love for stickin' their rednecks out there to brew this. I liked it. Don't let the TN fool you, this is an ass kickin' beer. Nice coffee taste and nutty mouthfeel. Best TN beer I've had.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown pour with a decent gray head. Aroma is chocolate and powdered cocoa. A sweet brownie flavor with a floral counterpoint. Great mouthfeel, not thin as too many porters lean to IMO. A nice mocha like finish without the coffee or roast element. A damn fine porter.
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nearbeer (3050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Clear, deep mahogany with a lasting half inch of bubbles. Nice aroma is a bittersweet mix of coffee, caramel, char, marshmallow and dry cocoa. Taste is all that plus some wood, graham cracker, smoky herb and apple. Medium body is smooth and well balanced.
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 Glowing deep red at the edges yet totally opaque-persistent frothy head lacing the glass. Aroma of caramel, coffee, roasted malt. This is by far the smoothest beer i have ever had. It slides down your throat like an oyster. Itís like a magical way of delivering flavor to your mouth without drinking anything. So silky. flavor is roasted nuts, caramel, and toasted dark malt. On Tap at the brewpub.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yum. This Porter does the trick satisfying a dark yet medium bodied Porter. Aroma is chocolate malt with an additional hint of sweetness. Taste is immediatley met with a mellow pallate which is why this brown porter is so drinkable.
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with red tint and light tan head. Aroma is smoky roast coffee. Taste is roast malt, a little sweet and hoppier than most. Enjoyable.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a slight head. Smooth and not over hopped as some west coast versions. More coffee than choc. with a nice finish.