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.
RobertDale (3712) - 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 (3095) - 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 Creek’s 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 (1593) - 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.
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium reddish-brown with a short, tightly-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and vanilla notes with light accents of burnt licorice. The flavor found roasty licorice and sticky black malts, with charred vanilla beans on the edges.. lots of dry roast on the finish. Lighter-bodied, dry, and a little scratchy on the palate.. touches of sourness on the back-end.. this was an aiight drinker.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a reddish brown with a rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma has cherries, chocolate and some roast. Taste is of light bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, some dark fruits. Leaning toward sweet and a bit watery. Medium bodied. Finishes lightly sweet and fruity. Dissipates into a choco/cherry lager with the lack of depth. Decent flavors.
beerbaaron (1353) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany why a medium beige head, mostly reducing. Aroma finds plenty of chocolate, with dusty cocoa, light roasty, some caramel, crackers. More sweet than roasty. Flavor follows. Lighter Medium body. Creamy. Semi-sweet and smooth roastiness. Light earthy roasty bitterness. Light dryness. Really nice porter. Smooth. Tasty. I like the balance.
MarinEvelyn (603) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
very sweet, cocoa, roasty, dark dried fruit, like rich dark raspberry poptart filling. Taste is similar. Roasty, fairly smooth, sweet. Slight dry finish.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cola black with a thick foamy off-white head. Nose is milky sweet with medium dark roast, a bit of chocolate, and chalk. Taste is chocolate, marshmallow, a little dark roast, and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Thin body with medium carbonation. Decent.
crossovert (7972) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Lighter porter with heavy sweetness, lots of dark fruits, very light smoke.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Mahogany with a large brown head. Aroma is a bit grainy with roasted malt, coffee and mocha. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, honey and light smoke with a sweet and dry finish.