NachlamSie (2370) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours quite dark black with shades of ruby on the extremities. The aroma is a bit buttery and bready with chocolate, cola, and a hint of berries. The mouth seems just a notch thin, especially given the initial impression. A pleasing level of roastiness and nuttiness combines with some notes of raisins and a finish of mild cola and brown sugar. It seems to be modeled after a traditional British style porter. All in all, itís not a bad beer at all, but I feel slightly let down after judging the book by the cover, or the brewski by the bottle as the case may be.
Beerathon (635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty malts of chocolate come through with bitter coffee flavors. A bit of smoke in the nose and taste. Huge light brown head (reminded me of a root beer float foam) and beer itself is practically black in color. A bit oily mouth feel, but still very pleasing brew.
darn1207 (1736) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Greens in Atlanta. Brown pour with inch or so light brown head that sticks around. Malty aroma with dark fruit and cocoa. Tastes are the same with coffee and herbal hoppiness. Thin palate makes it easy drinking. Fair enough.
djroehler (175) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown, thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, cinnamon. Medium body, chocolate and smokey malt, light spiciness, slight sweetness near the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy tan head, medium to long retention with great lacing. Aroma is light peat and smoke, earthy and minty hops, roast and chocolate malt with licorice notes. Flavor is dark malt forward with medium hops and light bitterness with dark fruity esters, earthy and smoke notes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Atom (1007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, and a slight roast. Taste has an upfront earthy roasted barley bitterness, with smoked malts into smooth chocolate malts ending with some more bitterness. A really nice porter at a very reasonable price.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a big, rocky brown head. Plus lots of floaties in the glass. Lots of coffee and burnt toast in the aroma, plus hints of oak and dark chocolate. Flavor is coffee, char, some woody flavors, too. Pretty good stuff!
DalzAle (1756) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/black pour, frothy lasting head and an aroma of light roasty chocolate. Flavor has a medium bodied light toasted dark malt, hints of light chocolate and coffee and finished slightly dry. Nice porter, expecially at $6/bomber.
portableparty (1617) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 0z. bottle. Pours brown black with a foamy khaki head that slowly dissipates to a foamy film. Aroma has bitterness roasted malt and some peat/soy as well. Taste is bitter roasted malt some soy and peat with a subtle bakers chocolate and hidden marsh mellow. Palate is medium and chalky with a dry finish. Pretty solid porter!
maxwelldeux (2364) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a thick and very black color with a fairly thick tan head. Nose is a little bready, but has quite a bit of toastiness to it. Taste has a bit of roastiness to it. Good brew...
Derek881 (869) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a rich, dark black color with a big creamy dark tan head with great retention, and excellent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured smokey chocolate and coffee tones, with notes of molasses and sugar, along with some earthy and grainy bitterness and tones of licorice. The beer was fairly sweet and malty with some caramel and lighter chocolate tones along with some subtle earthy bitterness. It was a fairly wet and watery beer without a thick or full mouthfeel, but had good lively carbonation.