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.
mikem409 (1603) - 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 (1583) - 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.
GRM (3081) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: brown, lots of head, lots of lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, malt, light caramel; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, malt, light caramel, milk chocolate, finale in malt with resurgence of dark chocolate, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly oily texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : brun, beaucoup de mousse, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat noir, malt, léger caramel; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat noir, malt, léger caramel, chocolat au lait, finale en malt avec résurgence de chocolat noir, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien
sitzds (318) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Dark opaque brown body with a tan half-finger of head that settled to a ring. A good amount of lacing is deposited. Aroma is malty - toasted bread, coffee, chocolate - with a touch of hops in the background adding a spicy herbal note. Taste is toasted malt sweetness early then hop spice in the end. Medium body, slick texture, low-average carbonation, long semi-dry roasted finish.
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie thinks it is nice kind of. Like a Guinness stout slightly sweet and smooth. She gives a 3.8
eruizgarcia (223) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with minimal and quickly disappearing head. A bit thin and watery. Strong dark chocolate and coffee aroma, and ashy aftertaste. Great taste but would prefer a bit more carbonation and some lacing. Good overall.
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Cousin_Larry (392) - - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Garage on Brady St. Pours pitch black. Excellent chocolate flavor. Like it.
badgerbob72 (9) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap...dark brown almost black. While opaque, light can be seen along the edges. Little to no smell. Light coffee with a slight burnt aftertaste. ( to mee this wasn’t bad.) While a solid porter, would like more of a coffee overtone to extend the initial taste.
RobertDale (3705) - 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 (1000) - 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.