Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cumberland
I stopped by here for about an hour just before Christmas. It is a small place but definitely worth a visit if you are in town. Try to hit it at non peak hours to have a better chance of finding parking. This was the first of two 10 oz samples I tried and it was a great way to start.
Aroma / Appearance - A gorgeous reverse cascading head (probably due to the nitro) billowed from the bottom of the glass towards the top. As it did lt left behind a pitch black body. When done there was roughly a one finger mocha shaded head left above. The nose was a combination of smoky malt with a little sweetness.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, smoke, malt and a light chocolate base formed a pleasing and fun mouthfeel. This was very easy to drink with the perfect amount of density and bitterness. While not the most complex beer, it would make a perfect session beer for the fall and winter months.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Pours black with a light tan head that diminishes slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate. Flavor starts sweet with a roasted dark chocolate flavor and finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness. Texture is very creamy and easy drinking. A unique and excellent porter!
BourbonBob (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminded me of the Avery Out of Bounds Stout I savored in Colorado. Rich aroma, nice nose.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light black with a lacing gray head. Aroma is sweet light cocoa. Flavor is more sweetness with grape notes. Cocoa finish. Very thin, but a good beer.
Ap-3 ar-6 tas-6 pal-3 ov-14
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. Well, this beer obviously looks awesome thanks to the nitrogen. I really enjoy the asthetics of that. The flavor and aroma are very typical porter, though balanced very well. Itís roasty and mildly sweet of dark chocolate. Some more Irish stout characteristics come out in the form of a palatable sweet creaminess. Great take on this style!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours very, very dark amber with a fluffy beige head. The aroma is malty with sweet notes. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, hickory, and a tame finish. There is an aftertaste of molasses. This isnít all that special, but makes a great session beer.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. The darkest brown with a "guiness-like" head that sticks around for the show and leaves an incredible amount of lacing. The aroma is underwhelming with hints of dark chocalate which is followed up by the flavor which is very slightly bitter with the mention of dark roasted chocolate malt. Very smooth and creamy in the mouth with very little after taste. Very drinkable, I could have drank this all night.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a tan head that lasts forever. The glass remains completely coated with foam lacing that more aptly resembles stucco than lace. Toasty aroma. Ridiculously smooth and easy to drink. Reddish highlights when you hold the glass up to the light. Delicious.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 10 oz at Cumberland. Black color with large light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture. Good smoke, caramel and malt flavor with a moderate sweet finish.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap and Nitro poured of course: A deep brown hue almost black with a large nitro produced tan head and good lace. The nose detected notes of walnut, chocolate and black malts, and some grassy hops. The taste is a straight forward easy going malt based porter with light acidic and fruit notes. The finish has some minor bitterness and hints of bready yeast. The feel is thin and lively, smooth and easy to drink. A good brew all things said.