NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hops and Pies Denver during FiftyFifty tap takeover. Pours a deep brown appearance with a cream/tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, mild coffee, and a bit of piney hops. Pretty easy drinking, roasty chocolate malty flavor with a touch of anise and vanilla. Not bad.
mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a proper rating, but leaving a note on how punctuated thisporter is from fresh flavor hops (Columbus?) There’s a bitter hop finish a alcohol warmth that sort of cuts the sweet chocolate notes leaving you to want more.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Falling Rock and again at GABF 2012. Pours a medium porter brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, some cocoa, dark chocolate, and some earthy bitterness. Flavor is similar with roasted malts up front, some dark chocolate, cocoa, and mild hops. Light to medium in body and a nice porter overall.
Dogbrick (7133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer pours inky black with a medium thin tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a roasted malt and coffee character along with notes of sweet chocolate and fruity hops. The finish is roasty with an espresso aftertaste. Above average overall.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma and flavors of roasted malts and milk chocolate
OK, mild aroma and thin
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola with a medium sized off white/ light beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and mocha. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some coffee, caramel, and floral. Nice drinkable porter.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, roasting, and a hint of coffee. Poured dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, coffee, roasting, vanilla, and cocoa. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, coffee, chocolate, roast, bitter hop, vanilla finish is slightly dry.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roast coffee, slight cocoa and dark fruits. Pours black with a very light white head. Taste is quite roasty but a hint of bitter sweet. Cocoa, pine and slight fruit. Great roasty mouthfeel throughout. Good porter
PhillyCraft (2772) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capones for FiftyFifty Brunch, Pours a dark black, with medum lacing, and small head that went away rather fast. Aromas and taste of hoppy chocolate, balanced malts, nice and roasty, dark fruits. Perfectly put together. Solid porter.