joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a thick, creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Taste is heavy bodied with a toasted quality with chocolate, licorice, and some minor acidic coffee like bitterness. A very satisfying porter.
LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap.
Dark tan, nitro head with good retention. Moderate lacing on the glass.
Aroma is chocolate with a touch of hops.
Taste is dominated by coffee and chocolate. A hint of burnt or roasted flavor to the beer. Finally a short but clean finish.
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
love the nitro head, but just like a guiness it’s disappointingly thin once you gt through that. otherwise had great roasty flavor to it.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very robust and tasty porter at the brewpub. Nitro gives it the characteristic nitro smoothness and head. tasty is roasty and full flavored. Plenty of hops to back it up. Very nice.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cumberland brew pub. Brown with thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, honey and roasted malts. Taste of sweet malts, honey, caramel and light chocolate. Smoot with a sweet finish. Not a bad effort.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice and darkly rich coloring but not so great of a head (small and settling) - this brewpub tends to pour beers intentionally without heads though. Smells of roasted malts, molasses, raisins, and a hint of hops. Smooth on the palate with a heavy body but still a somewhat light feel. The flavor was by far the best quality, it really blew me away. It has by far the most hoppy flavor of any porter I have had, and the hops work really well with the typical porter flavors (which I wouldn’t have expected). Great and unique balance. Overall: best cumberland brew in my opinion.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at the brewpub. Poured an attractive cloudy dark brown color. Head was light tan and left some good lace behind. Aroma was of subdued chocolate and light roasted malt. Smooth and slightly sweet on the tongue with chocolate and roasted nut flavors. Almost chewy. Good stuff.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Thanks to wheninhell for sending this north with us to the Grand Tasting! Hazy brown with no head. This beer is still - too bad a growler of a nitro beer doesn’t really work. Nutty, mild nose with a nutty chocolate and coffee flavor to back it up. Some pine noticed in the finish. I’d love to try this fresh!
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBSG ’07 and shared by maniac, pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy beige head that dissolves slowly to a good lacing. Aroma of smoked, toasted dark malt, with scents of chocolate, coffee and some piney hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel, chocolate and some floral hop taste later. Finish is smooth, creamy and then a floral hop aftertaste. Pretty average porter.
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A thick, black beer. Aroma has some smoke. Flavor has a touch of smoke, as well as light coffee and chocolate. But overall the flavors and aromas are far too light.