mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 Deep amber color with a rocky tan head that leaves rings on the glass. Chocolate aroma with a light hint of coffee. The body is extremely smooth for the style. Taste is a little bitter with a rich, roasted malt profile and a trace of chocolate. Hands down, my favorite porter out there. Another great C Dub brew.
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this in a crap liquor store amidst Bud and Miller and Keystone. Pleasantly surprised. Malty and roasty with some tobacco thrown in. Dry, dry finish. A little watery, but still tasty.
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, Cabernet red with a firm, light brown head. Aroma is sweet and smoky tobacco notes and a nutty background. Flavor of coffee and dark roasted malt with a subtle tobacco sweetness. Medium to full bodied and sticky on the palate with a lightly bitter, smoky finish. Good stuff and (the true test) my rats really loved it!
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown colour with a reddish hue near the bottom. Carries along with it a large frothy tan head with excellent retention and nice spiderweb like lacing. Aromas of roasted nuts and toffee. Sweet flavors of tobacco, mocha, toffee and butterscotch. Very tastey!
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty nice porter. Pours dark brown, nice rich flavor with a smoky finish. Quite drinkable.
pineypower (2830) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forget who I got this from......but......pours out a dark brown with a slightly tan head. Aroma of some roasted malts and some interesting earthy notes. Flavor is of some coffee, roasted malt and some burnt coffee notes on the finish.
Dorwart (2464) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large light brown head of fine bubbles. Rocky on top. Some roastyness and a bit of a strange smell. My wife would kill me for this but it sort of smells like "south of the boarder" on my wife. Ha, bet all you bitches wish your wife smelled like porter. Some light chocolate and malted milk balls. Flavor is lots of roasted grains and a bit of bitter chocolate. Kind of salty, kind of bitter, kind of sweet. This brew is all over the place. Finishes roasty and dry. A decent porter. I had better give this a high rating in case my wife reads this one day.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, #382 Black pour with nice tan head. Great roasted malt aroma and flavor. Pretty good porter overall.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brasserie V in Madison. Pours a mahogany color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, smokiness, and a bit of chocolate. Taste is about the same - rather creamy and easy to drink with little to no harshness. Not a bad porter.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to nflmvp: Pours a transparent dark mahogany brown with a large, airy, well-lacing froth of beige head. Aroma has some mild roasty character, some light smoke and a hint of tartness. Body starts about average for the style with a subtle dark caramel sweetness and some milk chocolate. Mild tartness starts to show up as it warms. Decent porter, although this bottle might be in the early stages of infection. Bet it would be good fresh on tap though.