MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Very dark - nearly opaque. Aroma is mostly roasty but with some malt and hops. Very good - good blend of roastiness, hops and malt. Good example of a porter.
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep chestnut brown pour with a small tan head. Mild nose is roast and cocoa, continuing into the taste. The English porter influence is subtle and appreciated; good roast, cocoa, and a faint bittersweet to go along with a small amount of sour. Clean finish, but it does border on being chalky. Overall nicely done.
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours black with a khaki head. Has a sour aroma and...while I’ve never consumed bong water, this beer has a bit of a marijuana aroma and taste. A little malty and a medium mouthfeel.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Guess Who? Brown pour with a small off-white head. Chocolate malt. Dark roasted malts. A touch of vanilla, rootbeer float. Sweet brown sugar flavor with a slightly chalky finish. Roasted malt, mild bitterness. Nicely balanced. Nothing flashy, but decent.
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a deep dark blackish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is espresso and bitter chocolate. Taste is similar, starts out bitter with coffee and smooths out into some chocolatey sweetness and finishes pretty dry with a slight hop note. Decent porter.
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/3/2014. on tap at the brewery. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate aromas with dark fruit and hints of coffee. Robust and well balanced. My favorite of the line up.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a very deep shade of brown. Little head. Roasted malts and light anise in the aroma. The taste is roasty, with chocolate and weak coffee notes. Earthy finish, with peat standing out. Very thin. I wish they body was a bit more robust; it would have made this beer much better. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Thanks so much!! Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki head. Not too much retention or lacing. Aromas of cocoa, faint roasted malts and light vanilla. Taste is faint/flat chocolates, with the same roasted nuttiness from the nose. Not a whole lot going on here, a bit flat, thin and watery across the backend. Was hoping for a bit more "paradise", but still very glad to have tried it!
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, has sat around for a while, but fairly climate controlled at least. Pours dark ruby black, medium brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is quite chocolatey, roast, ashtray. Flavor is medium sweet, chocolate, light bitter. Not bad at all, actually. Medium body, nice effort.
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Slightly sweet chocolate with just a touch of vanilla; roast comes out in equal proportion, but it seems astringent. Appearance: Opaque black with foamy tan head that settles into a thin film. Flavor: More astringent roast than chocolate; fairly dry and lightly earthy finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Average porter with a couple good points here and there.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin permanent foamy beige head. The nose is wonderous with notes of chocolate and light coffee, under light roastiness. The taste is roasty with some earthy coffee bean notes, bitter cocoa tones, and a smooth full body that’s a little smokey, like a touch of tobacco.