mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very robust aroma. pours a beautiful black with creamy white head. very high alc but cant taste it extremly smoth and roasty/burnt flavor. thanks meadme:)
dwm1034 (581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....excellent traditional porter - rich, dark nose and initial taste....excellent....big dark and rich...
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Respectfully handbottled by Ibrew2or3, thanks man. Pours a clear and dark brown with a weak beige head. The aroma is malt, roasted, coffee, liquorice and ash. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry. Overall a good beer.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of ernesto987! Love the cigar city dark beer malts. Very nutty, roasty, and robust with a very light bitterness at the end. Notes of milk chocolate, espresso, and toast. One of my favorite porters.
Ernesto987 (3256) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler, very roasted. Thick body, great roasty aroma. SLAM DUCK BITCHES! great finish, this is awesome
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler by OmegaX - nice! The pour is a nice bubbly brown with a presentable head for a porter. Smells a bit like fresh mowed grass and aged chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, hops and a full-earthy taste surround the palate in layers of delectable, mellow notes. Finishes dry and a little bitter, JUST leaving behind a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. Very nice.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little sweetness. Taste is caramel and roasted malts, a little smokiness, and definitely some chocolate on the end. Full-bodied palate. Great representation of the style...wow.
adam42381 (371) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/29/11.
Poured on draft into a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a cola brown, almost black, with a 1 finger creamy light tan head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Sweet and roasted malt with a touch of chocolate.
Taste: Fruity bitterness and roasted malt up front followed by chocolate in the middle before ending with hoppy bitterness and sweet malt at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Definitive CCB flavor comes through.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good drinkability. The elevated ABV% would keep you from drinking multiples, but the flavor is very good.
Overall: Very good beer overall. This isn’t your typical porter, so it’s more closely related to an imperial stout. Definitely try this one if you get the chance.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottled, provided by stobbe74, thanks. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted male, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz growler courtesy of my good buddy ibrew2or3. thanks, dave! i obviously had to have this one given my love for dogs. crushed this with my 110lb yellow lab/golden mix, Oakley, sitting at my side. pours a deep, dark, cola brown with a thick, creamy, khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with rich notes of toasted malts, hazelnut coffee, milk chocolate, and caramel up front backed by notes of fruity trail mix, oatmeal, and a touch of smoked wood. flavor is simply wonderful with rich, roasted coffee, candied pecans, toasted wheat bread, and chocolate-covered black cherries up front backed by dry wood, leafy tobacco, and roasted malts with hints of herbal hops and dry, salty peanuts on the back end. palate is smooth and medium bodied with perfect carbonation and a lingering, roasted, nutty finish. overall, a marvelous porter.