italianjohn (2679) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a dark orange hue and thin off white creamy head, light sticky lacing ... aroma of roasted malts, and cocoa .... taste is roasted and of bitter dark cocoa with some light caramel malts: has a slight bitter hop bite to it .... body is thin to medium and a little slick .... finishes with a bitter hop bite .... abv hidden well ... solid easy drinking porter
superspak (3967) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop and roasted bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice American porter! All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Jow (3031) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home via trade to get me some Dakotas since my trip fell through this summer. Dark brown pour. Faint nose of nestle chocolate. Tastes of cocoa nibs, cola, earth, brown sugar, vanilla, hint of molasses. Everything subdued and semi sweet. Could use punch up
seymour (1798) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a cool-looking 12oz can into a dimple mug, thanks so much Greg! Opaque dark reddish brown with sudsy beige foam which fell to a thin but persistent head, some lace. A perfectly true-to-style English Porter, though it may not fit every American craft beer drinkers’ idea of Porter. Malty and caramelly, hint of toffee, pure dark chocolate, nuts, loads of dark stone fruit and berry flavours: tart cherry, black plum, grapeskins, black currant, cranberry. Strong Black Malt impression, in the Yorkshire/Ringwood/Kennebunkport style. Estery ale yeast, earthy/woodsy/resiny Fuggle-ish hop balance. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, very complex aftertaste, somehow simultaneously rich and dry. So very good. South Dakotans may not have much local beer, but with stuff like this in cans, you wouldn’t need much else!
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barreras (1417) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola brown color with a slight roasted malt aroma. Taste is similar with a light oatmeal flavor throughout. A dry aftertaste, with a roasted nut flavor. A nice Porter, thanks to John Mosquera.
DesertDevil (675) - Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. can. It has a cola aroma similar to Dr Pepper along with a heavy amount of charred barley, earthy hops, a bit of toffee, and (appropriate given the name) a touch of gardening soil. Pours clear dark brown with cherry wood highlights; no head. Airy chocolate and a slightly vegetal bitterness combine for a pleasant balanced taste with a hint of burnt toast and brown sugar. The body is spot on for a porter; bitter cocoa finish. A decent brew.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared at RBSG. Medium-dark brown, beige head. Treacle and chocolate, dry finish, a tad thin. But who cares-- South Dakota tick!
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours out dark brown topped with a ring of a head. Nose is roast malts chocolate and some sweetness. Taste is more of the roast malts and chocolate.
vyvvy (5132) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a large soapy head. The aroma has dark caramel, chocolate, dates, figs, molasses and walnuts. It has a medium body with a light amount of carbonation. The body is a little on the slick side. The taste starts off with roast, a woody version of chocolate, dark berries, some oxidation and a bit of harsh roast/toast. The finish is pretty woody and has some cocoa. Decent porter. Thanks to gregwilsonstl for passing this on along to me.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from shrubber85 - thanks again, Roger! Pours a mostly clear amber-brown with a small beige head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of film in the glass. Notes of chocolate and toasted and mild roasted malts, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, and mellow spice. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, toasty, sweet mouthfeel. A little past its prime, but not a bad porter. Simple.