Cubby_Bear (4) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet caramel, appearance is more of a brown than a dark porter, taste is caramel/chocolate/malt. Overall a very sessionable porter that is not too intrusive.
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a dark brown with a mahogany hue under brighter lights, itís got a respectable and well maintained head.
The aroma is really toasty, a bit nutty, & certainly a touch ashy. Not really off putting, not really especially inviting either.
The flavor is a little sweet, itís got some caramel and apple like fruity notes with a nice bit nuttiness and a respectable toasty malt and roast character. Itís got a pleasant light bitterness and a little bit of leafy hoppiness, yeah... this is tasty enough.
Seems like there are a few "brown ales" in my neck of the woods that I think tip the scales into Porter category... this one does the exact opposite.
Travlr (16423) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Very dark clear maroon color, beige edge head. Aroma of dark cocoa. Taste is dark coffee.
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK porter. Dark sweet nose. Smooth chocolate flavor with some coffee and roasted nuts.
johnnymusky (604) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lame porter really no taste at all....maybe a tad of coffee....flavorless basically....(#556)......
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry. Good tho. Brown pour with brown foamy head on draft at uncle mikes. Brown sugar and sweet. Pretty tasty
BeerInHeaven (264) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malt with some vanilla. Pleasant taste. Some sweet toasted malt. Nutty, some slight chocolate notes. A fairly quick semi sweet finish. Good beer!
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter body with nutty and chocolate notes and slightly bitter finish. Lesser head and aftertaste.
RobertDale (4346) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Good Porter.
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
A nice release brought home from the Great Taste of the Midwest sits squarely in the middle of the road. Evidence of Sand Creekís participation comes in the taste and texture. At the price though I will not complain although I would be unlikely to purchase a full six pack or trade for more Door County bottles.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base gets paired with limp legs and a creamy ivory head. Dark chocolate, malt, and smoky coffee brighten the air like a morning after firepit. Driven mostly by ash, the texture lingers idly.
Flavor / Palate - Dark powdered chocolate and ash enrich the thirsty palate. A dry transition of chocolate milk tickles the tongue. Soon after the finish lays down chalky material on the throat. The fast fade detracts from a promising start. A run of the mill porter provides a good reference point but if you are looking for a regular daily drinker many other better alternatives exist.
arkurzynski (1819) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Nose of nutty chocolate, light roast, and mild fruit esters. Flavor is chocolate and gentle roast, nutty malt, and faint fruit. Light body. Extremely approachable.