fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle thanks to joshmcg000 , Thanks! Black to dark brown pour with a one finger, creamy to soapy tan head. Aroma is caramel, toasted nuts, fruity esters, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavor is light roast, chocolate, berry fruit, a little molasses, char, burnt sugar, light woody notes and light earthy and pine hops. Medium body with a creamy to goopy entry, light, blanketing carbonation and still slightly goopy and creamy, chalky finish. Good stuff, tons of character considering the 4.6% ABV level.
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"i thought their stout was excellent, so had hopes for this one, but it ends up rather unspectacular. a little more raisiny sweetness than i’m used to in an american porter. it’s nice, but very one dimensional, and a touch thin."
joshmcg000 (334) - Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma dark malts, not a wholee lot going on. Medium body. molasses, slight roast flavor. Not a whole lot going on here. Mediocre.
kevinsenn (1135) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate aroma. Dark brown with no head. Metallic chocolate nutty flavor. Flat mouth feel.
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking dark brown color with a soft white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light lacing here and there.
The smell had a slightly smooth nutty chocolate aroma that seemed to be lightly roasted.
The taste was mainly sweet yet carried a decent chocolate/nutty flavoring.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and carried a degree of sessionability to it. The carbonation finished fairly smoothly.
Overall, good porter worthy of having again.
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 2010. On tap, sampled at the brewery. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Medium carbonation and thin mouthfeel.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewery on October 9, 2012
Also tried it a few more times from bottle, good stuff!
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, malty, chocolate taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter poured a deep black colour with a very small, almost non-existant head that is tan in colour. To the nose there are scents of roasted malt, coffee, caramel and a little cocoa. First sip smooth and rich with a medium syrupy mouthfeel. Flavours of roasted coffee, caramel and molassass most prodominant. finish is sweet with the roasty flavours lingering.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty and a little coffee. Pours dark brown with hardly any head. Taste is roasted malts and coffee.
dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty in aroma in flavor. Not terribly complex, but a nice roasty porter.
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF