Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and subtle hops. Black with ruby highlights, khaki head with medium retention. Bitter, lightly sweet, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Medium-full bodied, lively carbonation, roasty, chocolatey finish with lasting bitterness and roast. It’s nice to have a good, homemade porter minutes from my home.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Very dark maroon color, tan head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roast coffee, vanilla. Taste is nice smooth roast bitter cocoa and coffee. delicious.
obguthr (3845) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Charcoal and coffee nose. Mahogany pour, medium creamy tan head, coats the glass like a milk shake. Bakers chocolate flavor, followed by coffe and raisin notes. Creamy smooth texture, soft carbonation. Excellebt well rounded porter, full of flavor.
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is awesome. Pours cloudy dark brown with good head and lacing. Nice dose of robust malt. Finishes bitter. Roasty with dark chocolate and coffee - everything a good porter should be. Good stuff. Tap at DC Beer festival.
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Almost black pour with a small tan head. Coffee, roasted malts, acidic aspects, some chocolate. Light flavor, a bit thin, some chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Not bad.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Ashy and toasty in a nice way, but also a bit thin. Comes with a sweet anise aroma, and a little bit of bitter, baking chocolate in the funky finish. (#5173, 7/21/2013)
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours as black as coal, topped with a light tan head. The nose is a touch of coffee, some graininess and a bit of general spiciness. Taste wise, chocolate, nutty, a slightly roasty edge. Medium bodied and quite moreish. Good stuff!
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a large dark brown head. Good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and peppery hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, well balanced and chewy. Very nice porter. I liked this one a lot.