KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a seriously dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted a good long while, reducing to a few foamy puddles and a large collar which produced some excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was mild of a roasted chocolate malt, a light resin hop and a mild leathery yeast with hints of chocolate and coffee.
The taste was lightly sweet with a creamy chocolate note at first then became nice and malty with a big dose of coffee and a mild hoppy finish. The flavor hung around for just a little while with a nice bold hoppy coffee ending.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and had a mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a bold and roasty brew with a nice blending of hops, which worked very well with the dark Porter flavor.
GIJOE (802) - 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 (1308) - 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 (1323) - 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 (487) - 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 (2359) - 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 (167) - - 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 (394) - 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 (412) - - 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 (107) - 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.