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. We’ll skip that snooty part of the review because does anyone really care? It’s Porter. It’s dark. OK?
Not much aroma. You really have to get your nose in there. Once you do, it’s 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. Don’t pass this one up.
EtTuCthulhu (1242) - 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 (434) - 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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2333) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bit of cocoa and milky mouthfeel with some barnyard hay. aroma is ok and better than the taste. some sweetness and altogether pleasant. hop character does not seem all that liberal.
starewich (166) - - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown head. Coffee, super-roasted almost burned and with the hops tastes rather metallic. Body’s a little light. Still satisfying but I don’t think I’d have another one.
RRistow12 (365) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown with coffee colored head. Nice chocolate aroma with some toasty notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee, a little caramel and roasted malt. Really could pass as a solid stout. Medium to full bodied. Very good Porter.
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FestDecBeet (363) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Can see through on the edges. Clear bear. Tan head.
Smell: slight chocolate. Roasted malts.
Taste: roasted malts. Light smokey flavor. Chocolate.
Feel: thin mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Minimal dryness on the back end.
Overall: good beer. Lots of roasted malts.
First drank: home 1/9/15
1pintatatime (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy, tan head. Very mild aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste starts sweet with a nice burnt sugar flavor. Toast, cereal and roasted malts are present. There’s just a tiny hint of smoke which works for me. Medium mouth feel. Not dry like some stouts but there’s a little hop bite to finish things off. I’d like to try the nitro on tap sometime.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well done porter. Refreshing with note of coffee and chocolate. Not too alcoholic which was nice.
mikem409 (1756) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks dr owl! Color is brown with tan head. Toasted nut aroma. Taste is semi dry, roast toffee.
arkurzynski (1656) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cola brown. Nose of cocoa powder, roast malt and black olive. Flavor of bitter cocoa powder lightly smokey roast malt. Grainy. Lingering chalky roast.