strongpieman (1637) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at location. Dark brown to black, virtually no head. Medium body, light carbonation, taste is a little sour. Okay as a porter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shrubber85 (9640) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Creamy milk chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with moderate head. Sweet creamy milk chocolate malt and hay flavor. Great body. Excellent.
queenholly (3607) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Sweet brown sugar, nuts, and coffee aroma. Chestnut with a small beige head. Butterscotch and nutty coffee malt flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
jandd1983 (3452) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of strong chocolate, roasted malts and very light coffee. The taste was of stronger coffee, lighter chocolate and some roast. Very good.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Champaign location. Medium brown with ruby highlights and just the thinnest tan cap. Bourbony profile, quite a bit of oaky vanilla and bourbon sweetness trumping the dark malts. Almost no carbonation. No reference was made to this being a BA version of Pappy’s, but I wonder if that is what I had in retrospect. Looking at other raters’ reviews, nobody has had a similar experience to mine. Hmmmm....
hayduke (4294) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was from a Sample glass at the Destihl normal brewpub. It came in the glass dark brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate malts and citrus hops. Medium plus mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted dark malts and ther is lots of hops sin the taste and also the finish. Nice tasty beer.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had a 4oz sample of this on draft at Destihl. Wasn’t impressed- one note, simple porter without the flavor I expect from a porter described as "robust". Use more malt, dudes.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Destihl. My favorite of this trip. Pours a deep brown, near black. Nose is chocolate, faint charcoal, herbal hops and some toasty notes. Clean. Faint fruity ester. On tasting, nice and rich chocolate, light body. Brown malt and cocoa dominate. Balanced bitterness. Light caramel. Really well made porter here!
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-roasty. T-roasty/burnt-med malt, some earthy. 3.3
Strykzone (6048) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Normal site. Almost black with just a tiny bit of red. A nice creamy tan head. A roasted, grainy and cocoa nose. This is both carbonated and creamy in the mouth. The above flavors are tasted along with citrus hops. The cocoa and chocolate alternate for prominence. Very nice lacing remains. This is tasty and was a good choice for dinner on the way to Dark Lord Day.