junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle.
Never mind how it pours or looks. Weíll skip that snooty part of the review because does anyone really care? Itís Porter. Itís dark. OK?
Not much aroma. You really have to get your nose in there. Once you do, itís a fairly typical chocolatey aroma.
Now the important part. Taste. This is an example of one of my favorite types of porter. Smooth, subdued, slightly more accent on the bitter side than the fruity and sweet. Starts out subtle on first sip, then kind of explodes with goodness towards the back of your mouth. But leaves none of the heavy syrupy after effect that some porters tend to do. Just a slightly grassy aftertaste instead, which oddly enough, works.
Robust, but clean and refreshing, just as described and just way I like it.
A solid offering from one of the consistently best breweries in Wisconsin. Donít pass this one up.
RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt,, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. A bit thin, but still a nice one.
Salmoniform (831) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, burnt sugar. Medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry with and astringent bitter following. Overall this beer was pretty one dimensional.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"starts out looking nice with a nice, robust roast and chocolate aroma. slightly lacking in any aubstantial feel and the flavor is ok, but a one trick pony (malted chocolate) so the finish is a letdown. disclaimer, though-bottled in october 2011, so as much as 7 mo. old."
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight molasses sent with a little bit of alcohol. Taste of the molasses and alcohol a little bit better at first well if slightly heavy nice dark color quickly disappearing head.
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a nice light tan head. Earthy nose with bits of coffee and roasted malt. Robust flavor. Flint, earth, coffee and plenty of roasty bitterness. Lingering finish. Nice brew.
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into a glass. Pitch black color. Deep chocolate coffee taste with a hint of sweet and malt but balanced . Very good
murphious2000 (12) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice pour and seems to have the aromas I love in a good porter, but the overall taste or feel is a little watered down to me--which seemed odd considering the good aromas I got when first poured into my snifter.
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lightish cola colour near the bottom, all with a thickish, two centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of figs, nuts, earth, caramel, raisins and a hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavour with some slightly pungent earthy and floral hops, a good vanilla flavour and quite a bit of the pit fruits noticeable. Aftertaste is smooth yet assertive with some vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and oak noticeable, but very clean alcohol and earthy notes make this go down relatively easy. Overall, a nice beer for the style with nothing outlandish, but solid, good flavours make this worth finding if you like the style! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Good Beer in New York, New York on 19-July-2014 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 26-August-2014.
arnold931 (574) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with very little head. Nose is powdered chocolate. Taste is weird. Not a fan.
kambei70 (617) - - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Aroma is fairly light. Roasted malt, coffee chocolate and a vegetal, green bitterness. Taste is the same. Medium, slick mouthfeel.
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