csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - small foamy head, dark brown color, roasted malt aroma and flavor with mild choclate notes - pretty mild porter, which is fine by me as I’m not the biggest porter fan in the world
Strykzone (5043) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub. This is clear and looks more like a cola than a porter except with more red. A thin creamy tan head. Light roasted notes with grain. Really thin flavor. Call it coffee.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 8/6/2007. Ragsdale’s bar in the basement of the brewery. Filtered with a dark brown ruby hue. Bibbled ring of off white head. Cola and dark fruit in the nose. Anise pepper and dark chocolate, touch toffee. Nice nose. Medium bodied and smooth malts. Cocoa flavors and slightly smokey. Good flavors of cookie and cola. Fudgy. Solid. Maybe a touch light bodied for the style. Syrupy and cocoa. Another nice offering. Medium coffee roast and toasty anise flavors. Good drinkability. I obviously had a different batch then the previous two raters.
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the augusta bottoms beerfest alongside vyvvy. pours deep brown with a crappy soapy head. sour and charred nose. body has watery feeling and no carbonation for the most part. sour cherries and chocolate flavors. man, this was bad. I had to dump mine on the grass!
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2006. My second and last from the brewery at the Fest. Pours deep brown with a tan soapy head. The aroma has sour mellon and some roastiness. The body is watery and there is very little carbonation. The taste has sour fruitiness and chocolate. The finish is sour and roasty. Not a good porter.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Buckner. Solid, but not overwhelming. Pours a proper porter color with a diminishing head. What’s lacking here is the hops. Its most semi-sweet chocolate with some alcohol on the finish, but I would have never guessed 7.5 (I suppose that’s a good thing in some regards.) There’s just not much of a finish here, and the flavors aren’t all that strong. I think its an easy drinking porter. Its good, not spectacular.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(growler from the brewpub) Deep black with very little tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor of roast malt with chocolate and coffee flavors.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is simply one of the best brewpub porters that I have ever tasted. None of the other beers served here come anywhere close to this quality. Black with a light brown head. The wall of chocolate-colored lacing coats the glass like a blanket. Has an outstanding hoppy aroma reminiscent of Anchor porter. Flavor is much heavier on the chocolate, not the roasted. A very chewy beer with significant heat as well. Definitely has a big enough OG to handle the level of hops contained. I could drink a bathtub full of this porter!
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 Dark brown and impenetrable to light in the heart of the glass. Just a ring of head. Smells of some chocolate sweetness and toast. Not so much coffee in this porter, which I liked. Tastes are savory; there’s also a bit of organic taste to this porter, grains or dark bread. Full-bodied and rich, but still smooth and open-ended.