Bierkrug (2130) - - AUG 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint on tap at the brewpub. Well typical ice cream parlor flavored stuff. Trying to make too many flavors and never profecting any of them. Aroma light ginger and citrus. Dark black ad tan head. A semi-unpleasent metal taste. Not bad but not great either.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at inner harbor, milky looking brown color, big, soapy coffee colored head, tons of chocolate in the nose, lots of coffee, grass and toast as well. flavor of coffee and chocolate with hints of vanila, very creamy, velvety mouthfeel, lots of body for a porter. a very enjoyable beer, easily one of their best regular offerings.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bad ass growler from Dave. Thanks my friend!! Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is very roasty and has some notes of molasses and chocolate. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. Simple and smooth.
Strykzone (6224) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the Capitol Hill brewpub. This beer pours a dark brown tone with a nice tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted notes with chocolate and a bit of tart hops. Flavor is also chocolate an coffee. Those roasted notes keep coming. Well balanced. A delightful beer.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub near Union Station in Washington, D.C. Hazy dark brown pour with a light brown head, chocolate malty nose, a nice creamy chocolate and malt flavor, smooth finish, very nice.
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Color was a dark brown. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel. Flavor was a bit hoppier than expected. Roasted malt with some earth and chalk. Solid brewpub porter.
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Downtown Location. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty with some coffee, second best of the night.
GT2 (9421) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in downtown. Pours a deep ruby with a thin, but creamy tan head that has good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee grinds, semisweet chocolate, roasted malt. Taste has a bit of a meaty and smoky body with chocolate-covered cherries. Bitter hops in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit astringent but the smokiness and chocolate really bring this porter alive. Very good- a nice surprise.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub, Shirlington location. Pours a hazy raspberry red color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and light roast. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, lactose and bitter hops. Medium bodied.
ben4321 (5425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft Postal Building Location - From the sampler glass 3/7/09.
Aroma: Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate
Appearance: Dark brown/black, thin dark white head
Flavor: The chocolate dominates this well balanced porter, slight underlying earthy tones
Palate: Smooth, drinkable, medium body
Pretty enjoyable beer. I enjoyed the balance of the sweetness (coco and coffee) with the porter hops.