dmac (4546) - 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 (388) - 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 (1468) - 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.
tastybeer (1842) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast. Taste is chocolate, roast, light bitterness, Palate is soft, creamy, roasty finish. Good.
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 17, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nurse Nancy would be humbled by the head this thing gives.
Seriously - half inch of beer gave four inches of head. Beer was still sparkling.
Taste was not bad, but not worth the hurdles to reach.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Chocolate syrup, some herbal hops, blueberry.
Ap: Deep brown, opaque - small tan head with medium-poor retention.
T: Lots of cocoa up front, medium-sweet - herbal hops, medium bitterness - some berry, caramel, toffee - coffee and dark chocolate on the finish.
P: Medium-full body, creamy, a bit chewy - medium-high carbonation.
O: Delicious porter - great chocolate flavor, and the body and sweetness are spot on.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer in Nashville. I think this lives up to its mission. A nice roaster dark porter that is reasonable in alcohol and exceptionally easy to drink. Plenty of roast, and just enough chocolate. I certainly need to try it again and maybe make this a go-to porter in Nashville.
fluffy (1908) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
the roastiness is high on this one, lots of burnt toast and dry grains. finish is a little drier than id like. not bad. but ok.
j_rogers007 (9) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent porter overall. The good is the aroma is spot on for a porter with a very roasted chocolate and coffee feel. The finish is slightly hoppy which I find appealing. The appearance is good for a porter (nice and dark with a tan head) The bad is that it has entirely too much carbonation for a porter. This beer could also stand to be a little more full bodied/creamier.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to spycow for sharing some of this one. Very dark. Nose and flavor have mild chocolate and some roast. No flaws, but not super interesting.