PhillyCraft (3093) - 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.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Porter. Really well balanced, hugely drinkable and the roasty finish is so well integrated in to the package it comes off as one well rounded product in the mouth. Nice heavy, though well weighted body too. This is what good beer is all about - no need for huge ABVs and off kilter ingredients. Just good, honest beer values.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beachwood. Clear dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee grounds. Taste is coffee, bitter cocoa. Nice stuff.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a generous tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and coffee flavor with a sweetish treacle finish.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark dark brown with a cocoa head. Sweet aroma and flavor is coffee like. Pours very thick for a porter!
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Burnt with some smoked black patent malts present in the initial aroma. Not overpowering, though. There are also some lightly sweet chocolate aromas as well. I think I smell some Cascade hops, too. Moderately opaque mahogany body present with a small tan head. Smooth, creamy, coffee-like flavors to start, with a little sweetness in the middle. Nicely hopped finish. Drinkable and good, although it was a little underattenuated.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, chocolaty, and with the right amount of hops to balance it out. One of my new favorite porters. And seriously one of the best named beers.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap @ The Brewpub, gotta love the name after driving through donner pass. Pours dark black with a tan ring. Nose is light and malty. Taste is chewy and malty and nice. Very tasty porter.
larryLSB (410) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from the brewpub. Poured dark brown with medium light brown head. Nose of coffee, chocolate and malt, very nice. Taste was same, with a bit of sweetness and a hint of the hops. Overall very good.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
Roast aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter burnt roast finish.