arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, some ash, hints of red fruit, hints of nutty notes and hazelnuts. Taste is mix of cocoa, coffee, nice nutty notes, hints of vanilla, almond, finishing fairly sweet, roasted, slightly bitter.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. A touch smoky, burnt malty, chocolate, lightly nutty aroma. Pretty good carbonation. Balanced flavor. Dark chocolate, earthy hoppy flavor. Pretty good.
David46 (10) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent porter with lots going on. A mouthful of flavors with coffee and chocolate notes strongest. The dark ale has a beautiful chocolate colored head. I love stout and this comes very close in taste.
degbert (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely brown with ruby highlights and a high, solid, fine-grained light brown head. Nose is coffee, beef stock, sage, savory, rosemary, and a touch of baking chocolate -- very nice. Very very solid on the tongue; firm, not at all sweet, and clean, with strong roasty flavors leading the way followed by sage and mint. Coffee closes it up. Finish is long, dry, clean, and substantial. This is just a very, very good porter; nothing fancy, no additives, no fripperies. Bravo.
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of maple, dark roasted malts, some caramel and mild chocolate. The taste was of nuts, roasted malt, mild maple and mild chocolate. Good.
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. A much lighter more traditional americna porter than most, light cocoa, roasted malts.
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-09-2011 at Flat 12. This draft beer has a small tan head with a long retention, opaque dark brown body, and a good amount of lacing. The aroma consist of malt, roasty, chocolate, and earthy. The taste is roasty, chocolate, malt, and lightly roasted. The mouthfeel is very smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very, very quaffable porter as the flavors come together very well. It is worth trying and a beer I would enjoy drinking again.
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at RBWG Asheville. Dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds and dark cocoa, subtle smoke. Taste is earthy raw chocolate, licorice, burnt toast. Tasty.
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown with medium head. Smell is chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, buttery. Very light ale.
deyholla (6834) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Gene at RBWG 2014 Grand Tasting, thanks! Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light roast note, with dark grains and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor is a touch thin but grows to have roasted malts and dark grains.