shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vegetal caramel chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate light tan head. Lightly sweet earthy chocolate-caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent body. Drier than the typical porter. Nice.
jmohno (1348) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown clear with slight red hue, creamy head. Chocolate nutty light roast malt aroma, pretty nice, mellow. Light herbal and hop notes. Taste is milk chocolate, light roast, light body, some sweetness with caramel, roasty finish, herbal citrus pine like bitter.Somewhat astringent finish dry clean with pine linger and roast/chocolate linger.
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dense, dark, brown to black with a plush foam head that remains, effervescent. Nose has notes of chocolate, hops, pepper, with a smokiness that provides a rich full aromatic experience. Goes across the palate silky and finishes crisp with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Tastes smooth, milky, with the spicy hops rounding out the drink. The flavors blend so well it makes it hard to distinguish individual notes. This is a smooth, crisp, well made porter. This beer tastes like another!
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Initial pour was a pint glass of foam. Took about 4 minutes before it settled into some liquid. Amber brown color - looked more like a dunklerbock. The aroma was somewhat muted by the foamy head but there was some standard roasty malts and coffee. The flavors come together quite nicely - roasty, smoky, sweet, chocolate, coffee. Great balance on the finish.
deyholla (8884) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the bottle at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a clear deep brown with a touch of amber and a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy dark grains with roasted malts and a touch of bitter coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate underlying.
MadRobin (2503) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, dark brown, when it settles enough to leave any liquid at the bottom of a very tall glass of foam. Eventually, the beer settled to leave 2" of dark brown liquid below a 5-finger light tan head and fair lacing.
Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, smokey peat and hay.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, almost black. Huge tan head. Nose is bready and malty with notes of milk chocolate. Taste is on the sweet side. Cocoa finish. Nice.
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Finhead (1433) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black pour with some reddish highlights and a tan head. The aroma has roasted dark chocolate and mild coffee. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is roasted with a dry finish.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a large tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is heavily reminiscent of roasted malts, so much so that some smoke lingers in the nose; however, the aroma is a bit one-dimensional in this aspect. The taste is slightly bitter and mildly umami, bit the aftertaste is dominated by the toasty and smoky flavors that the aroma hints towards. The palate of this beer doesn’t overwhelm the flavor, bit the slick and thin texture, medium-light body, and soft carbonation don’t really support the flavor either.
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
another solid central waters brew....not as tinny as alot of porters...nice smokey taste...really nice.