dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good lower abv porter. Dark, easy drinking. Lots of chocolate and roast in the palate, dry finish.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on April 21st, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is of heavy roast, very faint chocolate.
Taste: Low bitterness, a lot of roast, faint dark chocolate.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: A solid porter that hits the right notes and is especially roasty compared to others of the style.
fleagle (16) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker, black with a tan head. Taste is heavy on the coffee with some chocolate. Not at all sweet, thank God. Mouth feel is thinner than most porters. Well worth trying and well worth having again.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark with tan head. Flavor and aroma of roasted malts. Nice beer.
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 4/7/13. Pours opaque brown black with a massive bubbly light-brown head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, lightly fruity, toasty. Taste is coffee, chocolate, creamy, chalky, really pretty nice. Hereís the problem; the carbonation is obnoxious. Just too much. Highly drinkable; good flavor; but that carbonation hurts.
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, tan head. Mild coffee aroma. Flavor is a lot of roasty, toasty goodness with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly dry, woody finish. Simple and tasty.
bluejacket74 (1306) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a quarter inch tan head that went away quickly. Thereís a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. The brew tastes like roasted/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, nuts and some light hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good overall porter, I know Iíd buy it again. Definitely worth trying!
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a thinner density super dark black with a large foamy light beige head. Aroma starts off with some big chocolate notes followed by light coffee and some sour milk, dark toast and roasted nut shells. Thinner body with soft carbonation, a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish. Flavor is much like the aroma where the initial sip had some big chocolate notes followed by lots of roastiness and burnt toast along with light coffee and some cream. Very good beer, would love to see an Imperial version with a pumped up palate.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderful porter. In my opinion, itís about as good as a porter can be. The roast and chocolate is there, but overall itís really drinkable. Stouts can get a little too rich and heavy, and this is so easy to put away and has such a great flavor. Textbook example here.
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear ambarrr with a cola like head that diminishes and fades pretty quickly. Nose of some pretty intense roast and some solid coffee beans. Pretty decent nose for a porter, actually. Taste is very coffee forward, with jus the right amount of roast and a dry, bitter finish. Wowza! This blew away my expectations. Pretty damn fine beer right here.