jbruner (3827) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its back on tap and hopefully here to stay. Pours a thick brownish-black on tap with frothy tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted and toasted malts, slight bitter chocolate. Taste follows with great lingering coffee flavor and slight piney back end. Really good porter that is surprisingly easy to drink for the abv.
Cybercat (4848) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma features chocolate, roast malt, caramel, toffee and subtle molasses notes, more stout-like than porter-like. Flavor delivers semi-sweet chocolate, roast malt, charred hops, toffee, caramel and molasses notes. This is YUUUUUGE! Mouthfeel offers firm, viscous body and good fizz. Barkin’ good!
kayres (774) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thick tan head. Sweet coco nose smooth and malty. Full bodied a bit silky with a dry finish
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suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Roasted malt nose with hints of chocolate and molasses. Taste is dry malt sweetness, slight molasses, fig, and chocolate. A little thin.
RLiddell (100) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a rich, opaque brown with a small tan head that lingers nicely. Aroma is roasty malt and dark chocolate. Taste follows the aroma, with a slight emphasis on the chocolate. Flavor opens up as the beer warms up. A solid porter
ordybill (1231) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a black color with a very small brown head. The aroma is a simple mix of caramel and roasted malt, excellent smell. The taste matches the aroma. A very good porter.
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel. Full bodied, an excellent porter.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Homer via Hoff! Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong dark grain note with roasted malts and a bit of bitter chocolate. Flavor has dry dark grains and roasted malts throughout with a bit of bitter chocolate underneath.
TH28 (344) - - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 4/12/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with dark ruby tint and a moderate khaki head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate upfront, with a touch of toffee. Coffee and chocolate aromas are stronger than most in this style.
Taste: Dark roasted malt dominates, with a strong coffee bean and dark chocolate flavor. Light caramel and toffee in the background. Bitterness is moderate, just enough to balance the maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with light viscosity, and a low carbonation.
Finish: Dry, with dark roast and chocolate prominent and touch of astringency.
Overall: Good robust Porter, heavier on the roast/coffee character than most other versions. Thankfully, the roast character isn’t overly astringent. Caramel and toffee undertones balance out the sharp and bitter roast.
smaynard6000 (939) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mildly sweet with a heavy roasted chocolate malt character with a bit of caramel. Medium-to-full bodied with a roasted malt finish. Very good.
StefanSD (2321) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of tricyclist. Thanks. Bottles 04/13-16. Dark brown color with a small beige that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is very mild with sweet cocoa. The taste is weak cocoa, a bit of red fruits and some caramel. The palate is not as full as I prefer a porter and it finishes short and metallic. Overall: not my favorite.
Edit: as I work my way through the bottle I keep detecting a sour note. Possibly this beer has the beginnings of an infection. Something is definitely off in this porter.