Emeister84 (633) - 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. Itís nice to have a good, homemade porter minutes from my home.
drowland (5686) - 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 (5354) - 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 (270) - Charlottesville, 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 (7123) - 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.