Beerman6686 (4220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was a nice combination of roast/chocolate and fruity bittering hops. Flavor was nice and hoppy for a porter, while still having a nice dark roast underneath. I really liked this one.
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery and robust indeed. Chocolate, ash, vanilla, fruity, and bitter. Very flavorful and warming on finish. Yum
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
64oz. Growler: Got in trade. Aroma of malt, roasting, chocolate, slight vanilla, light coffee, and some lactose. Poured very dark brown/ruby/mahogany in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Likely sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, coffee, chocolate, and some lactose. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, lactose finish is lightly sticky and lightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
mikem409 (1478) - 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 (629) - 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 (2248) - 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 (3611) - 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 (1307) - 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.