Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and some floral hops. Very dark red with a fully lasting, tan head. Some sweet, chocolatey, toffee-like, nutty flavors, and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation, and lingering chocolatey flavors after the finish.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz nitro at Spacebar. Deep brown with moderate tan head. Toffee malt, cocoa, lite coffee, hint of anise. Creamy (nitro), smooth. Like.
GenDV138 (4591) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on nitro at Spacebar. Black with light tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light licorice. Tastes of chocolate, light licorice, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice porter.
hershiser2 (1689) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery 10/3/15 as Original Nitro Porter.
Taste is creamy coffee, dark chocolates, milk. Tasty, but has little aroma.
Maxbier (759) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with creamy brown head. Vanilla and roast aroma. Creamy coffee mocha with chocolate finish. Had this on nitro, very nice.
EKGoldings (619) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours black with nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate, some other dark malt character. Taste is slight sweet, balanced, smooth. Very well done, not in your face style but quite delicious.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee nose. Cola brown, medium tan head. The flavor is fairly sweet coffee with a beechwood finish. Medium body, alcohol not noticeable. Hearty and robust, solid.
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewpub served as Original Nitro Porter. Very dark clear brown pour with good creamy tan persistent head. Subtle cocoa and cracker notes and lots of roastiness on the nose. Flavor is surprisingly sweet and with earthy, leather, milky chocolate tones. Big velvety mouthfeel. And despite all those good aspects, I still didn’t care for it all that much. But objectively, it was a pretty good beer.
HopTsing (506) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap came a dark brown brew with a thick, lucious, nitro, light brown head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, with hints of vanilla. Medium full bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate, hints of vanilla and honey with a earthy hop finish.
radagast83 (6334) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub on 1/19/2013. Poured a dark color, black with some dark notes around the edges. Aroma was some chocolate with some light coffee notes. Some mild bitter character, though plenty of sweet. Pretty enjoyable.