tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Tap @ Dragonmead: Almost fully black body with not much of a head, only a thin film & a chunky, khaki colored collar around the edges. Aroma has strong notes of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, black coffee, & a hint of brown sugar. The taste has a larger coffee-ish presence; generic coffee bean notes with roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, & a little nuttiness. Bitterly roasted finish, a little watery. Another decent, yet slightly unexciting beer by Dragonmead.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first nitro-dispensed porter - man is it creamy! Indeed, non-lactic creamy smoothness overwhelms enjoyably. Quite dry, very little bitterness, essentially no sweetness, just all around smooth, soft, and comforting.
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. 04.22.2010. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Nose of smokiness, burnt malt, oaty. Tastes creamy, burnt, a bit sweet. Oily mouthfeel.
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, nuts, and some earthiness. Blah.
mikem409 (1964) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hand pull. pours murky brown with thick creamy white head. aroma of roasted malt and sugar. taste is brown sugar and some hops. lots of roasted nuts very silky and crreamy
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft at Dragonmead. Smooth beer all around and I enjoyed very much. Good finish... better than I remember from previous visits.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... this was the best of the several porters I had but still not something I can recommend
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nitro body. earthy choco comes out in the nose. flavor of bitter chocolate, peanut shell, nuts and grass. dry finish. creamy, dense mouthfeel
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a beautiful beer. i wish it was a little bolder/roastier/stronger.. not bad
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Black pour with a big tan nitro head. Very dry and roasty aroma that is also slightly vegetal. Bready malt flavor with molasses and some roast on the back end.