hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (a gusher)... This is obviously infected, so let’s see what’s left. Pours murky and brown with a HUGE beige head. The aroma is mostly chocolate, but there’s a lightly fecal aspect here as well. It disappears after sitting in the glass for a few minutes. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is moderately roasty with a light, misplaced, tart element. Fortunately, the acidity is clean and the bacteria have whittled away at the residual sugar, so this isn’t a sweet/tart mess of grossness. Finishes lightly tart and tangy. This could have been much worse. Heads-up to the brewer - clean your shit up a bit. :-) Bottle courtesy of BVery!
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour - borderline black. Soapy beige head. Soft roasty malts on the nose. Slightly sweeter on taste. Solid.
msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Flavors are much the same. Roast, chocolate, bit of a caramel note. Body is thin and this did not scream imperial anything.
ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a dark brown with small tan head and not much lacing. Aroma is not overpowering but has noticeable chocolate/fudge, roasted malts, bready malts, and a touch of coffee. Taste is slightly sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with only slight carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Nothing outrageous here, but a very solid local porter I’ll gladly try again.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle and served in nonic pint glass: Pours a deep cola brown with a fading beige head and no much lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate brownies, roasted walnuts, toasted bread, light coffee and some herbal hop esters too. The taste is nicely malty without being overly sweet, touch of dark fruit and nutty notes. Finish is mildly bitter from the char and hops. The mouth feel is smooth and easy to drink. Nothing fancy pants but a darn solid porter and nothing wrong with that.
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a dark brown head.
Robust coffee/chocolate aroma.
Taste is the same... almost a fudge brownie richness.
kseecs16 (1214) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown with a whispy off-white head. Good, straightforward chocolate, roast porter with a bold flavor and a slightly bitter finish. A nice flavorful example of the style but nothing exciting here. Moderate carbonation and watery mouthfeel.
shrubber85 (9625) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Chocolate caramel malt aroma. Black with small head. Sweet light dark chocolate malt flavor. Light body. Solid, straight-forward beer.
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice straightforward for the style with cola color and some head. Chocolate and caramel with just enough hops.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Crown. Pours a nice enough near black, red at the edges with a tan head. Nose is coffee roast, caramel, faint herbal hops. Also a charred note. On tasting, more of that dark malt char that lends an astringency. Caramel notes are pretty big here with the coffee. Drying roasty finish. Hops are very subdued overall. Okay Porter.