TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Black with tan head, nitrogen pour looks pretty. Aroma is very subdued, but I attribute this to the thick creamy head. Tiny nitro bubbles take their time rising to the top and give this beer a distinctive look. The nitrogen affects the mouthfeel which is similiar to Guinness, but this porter has a greater emphasis on roasted malts. Malty finish with a slight sweetness. Excellent beer, probably the best at Cumberland.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in a sampling glass at the brewpub (and brought a growler home). Pours a dark brown color with a nice fluffy off-white head. The aroma isnít very strong, but there is a bit of nice maltiness there. Wow, what a great taste. Extremely creamy and smooth. Drinkability and mouthfeel are top notch. Has a slight coffee and malty flavor. Some creamy chocolate there as well. Just wow. Best porter Iíve ever had.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich creamy head. Smooth roasty flavor that's slightly sweet. It's hard to find micro's that use nitrogen. Very nice!
smoosh (529) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: this is a beautiful beer! Pretty much Guinness looking, but a very roasty nose and very chocolatey flavor. Easily my favorite Cumberland beer.