beernovice39 (2777) - Montana, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewer. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Scent is roasty, with coffee. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and roasty. Thin
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark garnet brown with a creamy tan head. Nose shows a light coffee-like roast with some grain husk notes. Some bitter chocolate and dark grain character. Light roast and hull character in the flavor, coffee-ish. Very mild and light porter. Dry and light bodied.
durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap, which they seem to have discontinued. Decent enough carbonation with one-finger light tan head atop a dark brown body. Nose is roasty grain with some sweet chocolate and mild coffee. Tastes and feels thin, but not a bad beer for my burger by any means.
JCB (3801) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. I had this when it was a nitro pour but even so it wasn’t an especially thick consistency. Dark brown pour with a minimal head that is a bit disappointing. Moderately roasty nose with a bit of chocolate in there too. Body is, as expected, on the weak side and the finish a bit watery. Flavors are competent rendered and more or less to style, but overall not so impressive from the new kid in town.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Brown with a reddish hue, little to no head. Light roast, coffee, a bit of lactic sourness and metal. Lightly roasty, sort of reminds me of the bitter with a tiny bit more roast. Pretty meh.
DukeBrewDevil (724) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Light tan head on a black, partially translucent brew. Solid aroma of charcoal and dark chocolate. It has a sweet base flavor and a roasty finish. The mouthfeel was quite smooth and soft. I would have guessed this was a sweet stout, not a porter, but either way, it’s a well made brew.