00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a black color with a small brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, choco and coffee tones to it. Flavor was very much the same except for the bitterness in the after taste. This isnt a bad brew, but certainly not my favorite.
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the Carolina tasting by Jamie. Thanks. Pours out a dark brownish almost black color. Smell is roasted and malty smelling, some coffee and chocolate characters as well. Smell is full of hops, and very green smelling. Taste is rich yet slightly offensive by the green hops. This stuff tastes like it was bottled 6 months too early. It has the chance to be really good, if the grassy flavors of the hops were toned down a tad. Some may like it, I didnt care for it much, but I think 6 months in the bottle would make this beer great. Too bad I dont have a bottle to try that with.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz botteled 12/20/06 Poured a clear brown, thick foamy head tan head. Nose was smokey with a mild sweet malt chcolate. The Flavor is deffinatley smoke, some roasted bits, yeast, and a toch of cola? I enjoyed the expierence of tasting this brew and I send many thanks to OLDGROWTH for sharing.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another NC treat courtesy of Oldgrowth! Very dark brown/ruby color with a barely-there head. Smells pretty groovy... smoky chocolate with a little sweetness, reminiscent of maple syrup. Interesting taste... It seems far more bready and yeasty than most porters. Malt flavor is bone dry. No hoppiness at all. Not an outstanding beer, but a very nice and unique porter. Props!
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a lot to this beer. Standard porter. I get smoke, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has bitter coffee and a hint of barbecue.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark color with a small whitish head. A decent malty smoky nose, with a hint of sweet. The flavor is very smoky with a hint of bready character on the front. A decent beer, but nothing great.
OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from brewery. Bottled on 12/20/06. Good aroma sweet & roasty. Some pine and spruce, brown sugar, canned ice tea, lite egg/nuttiness, little earthiness. Clean orangy dark brown color, ok head that faded quickly, minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Toatally loses the sweetness of the aroma. Much more of a bitter roasty flavor, some grape, little soapy, little nutty. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Very drinkable. I like it and enjoyed it more than my score might indicate.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a surprising amount of light shining through. Some roasted coffee in the aroma. Flavor is roasted malts and unpleasantly bitter fresh hops. A dissapointment.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 2003 bottle sampled at Kuhnhenn Brewery, not sure where they got this. Pours a light greyish brown, but has some darker orange swirls in there. Light tan head that is small and disippating. Aroma has some roasted barley, burnt toffee, lots of hazelnuts and some dark chocolate. Flavor is much of the dry roast, light coffee and plenty of astringent nuttiness. Upon first few sips, wow, this stuff is way too dry, there is almost no sweetness whatsoever. As it warms, though, it gains a pinch of sweetness from some chocolate malt but the roasty/coffee/nuttiness really sticks and lasts through the finish creating a pleasant experience. Overall, it’s quite thin, a bit too carbonated, not well-balanced, but the flavor is decent on the finish and after. Interesting.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. The porter started out as a nice and rich porter, but the exceesive dry hopping is too much and ruins this beer for me.