ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was roasted malt and hops. Taste was similar but had a touch of alcohol in there. Kind of like a black ipa with a splash of booze.
BeerKurve (481) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hop forward with robust chocolate malts, roasted barley and coffee beans. Very smooth overall!
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Coffee, dark roasted malt, and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. A little thin on the palate, just an average porter.
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a dark, almost black color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty & chocolaty with a light ashiness... sort of faint in general no matter how much I swish the glass, s’nice though.
The flavor is big on chocolate and raisin. It’s plenty bitter and pleasantly sweet. The alcohol is noticeable but mild.
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with tons of tight tan head and a thick lacing. Nose has a robust malt up front of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Aggressively hopped citrus behind and hop resin behind. Taste is heavier roast, still fairly rich and malty, some citrus hop and a hint of an herbal note. Silky smooth body with an assertive carbonation and a fairly dry chalky finish.
Experiment_Ale (847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At home on a Friday before heading out to a pool party. Pours black with big foamy grey head. Aroma is dark chocolates, nice bourbon-like alcohol note, lightly roasted malted barley, slight raspberry fruit note that come from the sweet aero writ edge to the beer. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, like whipped cream that disappears when it hits your tongue. Taste is soft dark chocolate, more of that raspberry sweetness, a little marshmallow, heavy malt notes, with a thin body. Finish is long, the malty dark chocolate note sits on the pallet. A very nice stout-like porter at 8%. Would bang again.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ridiculously rich, chewy, chocolatey brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall deep brown head and only the slightest bit of light coming through when held up to a light, around 95% opaque. Aroma of rich milk, chocolate, coffee, cherries, vanilla, oak and tons of caramelised sugars. Full-bodied; Very rich chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a deep milky and caramel finish showing some oak and dryness at the tail end. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with some alcohol, hops, cherries and more vanilla coming through - nice and deep. Overall, a very good porter with some deep flavours and a very nicely layered flavour. This one shines through and regardless of the label on the front, it’s quite simply a very good beer, and i’m glad I brought it home with me! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom) on 31-December-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-April-2014.
Ricoslim (95) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice and dark with a thick head. Aroma has hints of chocolate. Some hops with nice smokey taste.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and thick. Arome of fine chocolate malts and nice aftertaste. It was good in all ways. Just the name "maduro" I do not get.
scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 This is one of my top 3 favorite Cigar City beers. It’s always available and tasty. Pours dark brown with average thickness for a porter. It’s minimally hopped with more toasted/smoky flavor, average/light carbonation with a relatively dry finish.
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black, 3 finger dark brown head. Chocolate and roast in the nose. Flavor follows, chocolate, medium roast. More of a stout than a porter. Good stuff.