OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Pours a deep dark brown color with garnet edges. 2 finger khaki head sinks fast at first but then slows way down to form a thick collar.
S - Roasted espresso bean oil, toasted grain bread, hints of chocolate and amaretto.
T - Straight chocolate bar with chalky cocoa presence. Some sour and tart berries, blackberries and under ripened raspberries. A faint smokey malt resides in the background throughout. A humble amount of coffee grinds adds more to the robust flavors. Aftertaste is a dry roasty chocolate flavor.
M - Light to medium bodied. Perfect carbonation.
This seems like a light bodied porter but the flavors meld very well. Itís the flavors I look for in a porter but seems a tad light on the overall flavor. Beautiful roasted character with the raspberries. This is a must try porter!
Serving type: bottle
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is an awesome porter. Its one of my favorite beers to grab when I am out west.
kevinator (318) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy drinking porter. The aroma was a faint roasted grain. The color was quite dark with an off white foamy head. Medium body that did not fill me up and it went well with a turkey burger. The flavor was roasted but a little subdued for my liking. The was a creamy quality and lactose element that reminded me of some sweet stouts. Good staple porter.
jkwood04 (2280) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a sampler glass. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate and caramel malts, some light smoky notes, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice maltiness. Smooth texture. A good porter.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a very dark brown or light black with a one finger, off-white head. Scents of roast malt, chocolate and black coffee. Flavors of rich roast malt, hints of black coffee and rich chocolate notes. Low carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel make it easy to drink, one of the smoothest drinking experiences Iíve had. Excellent porter. Well worth trying.
alexandersh (30) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Color: coffee, dark rich, luxurious. Aroma: Coffee, elements of toffee/caramel. Flavor: True to its appearance and flavor, Coffee flavoring, meaty, creamy ... slightly roasted and bitter taste.
BrewJedi (11) - - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent porter that can hold itís ground with some of the best of them. Nice combination of chocolate and toasted malts, strong yet refreshing body, and an aftertaste that lingers well after the beer is down the hatch. It is somewhat of a gentle porter, not too heavy with alcohol or roastiness like some porters. I think that this makes a great introductory porter for those who may be new to dark beers. A smooth brew with an appropriate amount of bitterness balanced with the malt and roastiness.
firkinChad (26) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-Rich roasted notes. carmel, nutty, and chocolate make a intense nose.
A-Dark, deep, chesnut brown with a red tint. Moderate opaque appearance. Vanila/off white head.
T-Matches what I smell and see with high expectations. Roasty malts have a wounderful nutty taste with slight smokiness.
P-Rich and Smooth mouthfeel
O-outstanding porter representation and specs for style. Richness in every step of the experience.
tdmuel (80) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep and dark red, almost brown, with a khaki head.Lots of toasted malt on the nose, caramel, breadiness, toffee, milk chocolate and maybe some vanilla. That toasted malt is big in the taste as well, thereís a little hoppiness, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and roasted coffee beans. Medium bodied, velvet smooth. Delicious.
DeclanT (55) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought from a small store near Lake Tahoe.. A good solid porter, toasted flavour and very drinkable from the bottle. Goes great with BBQ food.