railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good porter that had a nice sweet chocolate taste and a nice hoppyness to it and very creamy and smooth.CHEERS!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber by way of riversideAK... muchas gracias, amigo. pours an unassuming dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. the aroma is very candy like...chocolate, dark grainy malt, sour cream, whole coffee beans, wood, earth and grass. tastes like creamy chocolatey coffee... mmm. light lactic sour and grain in there as well. dry mildly bitter finish with coffee and ash in the aftertaste. full bodied and rich but acidic enough to keep it drinkable. soft and airy mouth feel. very simplistic and really delicious. thanks alex....
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a rather thin porter, mineral mouthfeel, bitter bakers chocolate to the finish. Light smokiness, cocoa and coffee mixed in there. Between the carbonation and the mineral twang this felt too thin and bitter, I didn’t get much smoothness out of this.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Dark brown color. Roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate and caramel with a nice hop balance. Sweet, smooth and crisp.
Aquilo (536) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
You need a dark smooth beer when your trying to forget a bad day, and this one delivered. Black with a small cocoa colored head. Smells nice and chocolatey, a bit malty as well. Taste is nicely balanced. Chocolate and walnuts, just a taste of hops, but not too bitter. Silky mouthfeel. Just well rounded and darn good.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verrrry dark and luscious, a very smooth, dry porter. Not tremendously complex but certainly worth a try.
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malt with coffee notes. Dark brown black with a thin brown head. Thin beer, very few fingers. Pretty balanced beer, nice carbonation.. hops, mocha, coffee, roasted malt.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark chestnut brown. Slightly translucent when backlit. The khaki colored head is large and foamy, slowly settling to a murky layer with a prominent rim. Abstract, organic looking sheets of delicate lace coat the glass well. The aroma is chocolaty, lightly roasted, and surprisingly lactic. The creaminess in the nose just shouts "smooth", and it is a perfect compliment to the soft, velvety chocolate notes. Proving the nose true, the first sip confirms the creamy, silky chocolate and caramel flavor. A hint of espresso resides somewhere deep within, just enough to lend is signature roasted character, but not enough to overpower. A light, earthy hop bitterness reveals itself on the back end, adding just the right level of balance to this fantastic brew. The mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy smooth. This is quite possibly the easiest drinking porter I have ever had. Just awesome, from start to finish. This couldn’t possibly be any more balanced.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, some caramel, and a hint of fruitiness. Roasted malt, light chocolate, and caramel flavor. Moderate hop bitterness in the background that lingers. Medium creamy body with moderate carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, Poured a clear dark brown with a red tint and light tan head. Aroma of very roasted malt, chocolate and some fruitiness. Roasted malt flavor with a moderate long lasting bitterness for the finish. Semi-dry. Thins out on the finish.