umich03jm (1303) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near pitch black in color with a small head that quickly fades. Aromas are black licorice, chocolate, and light roast. Taste is mostly black licorice with a light chocolate and light fruitiness. Finish is fairly smooth. Mouthfeel pretty thin. Overall an average porter.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very deep brown to black with a light tan head. Aroma of roasty cocoa, hints of coffee and cream, suggestion of fruit. Flavor is a nice level of cocoa, roasty toastiness, hints of coffee and brown sugar. I have to say, this is a rather nice medium-bodied porter.
nio7gio (3) - - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really well balanced porter. Anything I’ve had from dark horse I loved. This beer is a good "decision" in between beer before your upgrade beir. Know what I mean?
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours dark brown tan head. fruity toffee aroma. taste is medium body chocolate and dried fruit interesting.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate/cocoa powder and light roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a one finger beige head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. Some thin webbing is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The chocolate lingers into the finish where it turns to more of cocoa powder mixed with some light roasted nuts, burnt flavors, and a touch of coffee. It’s light-medium bodied with a somewhat soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
A2kenCdaisyC (45) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours deep brown with a quickly diminshing light brown head-roast toasty malt up front with minor hop presence a thinnish palate-nice quaffable porter with surpring ABV
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Aroma was a hearth’s blend of cocoa, coffee, and milled grains. Appearance was a dark brown with a tan head. Some lacing. Taste was as advertised and preluded in the nose: chocolate, coffee and some licorice through a malted muzzle. It was soft spoken and easy to drink. Medium bodied and highly quaffable, if not a tad filling as a proper porter should be. Overall, it’s a beer I’d love to try straight from the source the next time I’m in Marshall, MI, but it’s not necessarily dynamic enough for me to buy a 6-pack of it.
timfoolery (1066) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from funkyaudio. Aroma and flavor is really fine licorice, some molasses, and dark chocolate. Palate is the thin side of medium. Pretty damn good beer though.
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JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at World of Beer Easton on 1/10/13. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and roast. Malty flavor with dark chocolate character before a bitter, roasty finish. Straightforward, but nice.
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark, dark brown with barely perceptible ruby hints of mahogany. Evanescent light tan head with little to no retention. No aroma dominates but a variety of chocolates, dark malt, slight vanilla, and perhaps a hint of black anise play well together on the nose. Light on the tongue with a mellow sweetness and crisp bite. This is a great standard porter which in today’s world of over hopped, over-dark, over-everything beers is welcome addition.