mikedevilsfan (210) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with light tan fluffy head. Nice flavorful porter. Dark roasted malted flavor with some dark chocolate flavor with roasted back end. Solid.
Kshlava (55) - - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Ralston's draft house. This is my favorite Indiana beer so far. A nice dark color with a thin light brown head. Coffee and dark chocolate flavor. Coffee bean aftertaste. Not too much alcohol, and a good balance for an after dinner drink.
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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 (1600) - 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 (1760) - 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 (674) - 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. Here’s the problem; the carbonation is obnoxious. Just too much. Highly drinkable; good flavor; but that carbonation hurts.
Suttree (5317) - 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 (1452) - 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. There’s 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, it’s creamy and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good overall porter, I know I’d buy it again. Definitely worth trying!
dmac (4340) - 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.