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.
bubblehouse (606) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tailspin ale fest. Has a really intense coco nib flavor. Good but a little over powering.
kaser (3583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft at flat 12. Cocoa and dry. Coffee. Malts and slight hops. Pretty tasty
tnkw01 (1265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. A really nice porter. Dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is notes of chocolate and coffee with a whiff of fruit. Taste is chocolate rum cake. Nice.
Chudwick (2294) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So I was walking down the beer aisle at Kroger and saw this as a part of the BYO 6-packs. I reached out for it and five others. The mind wants what the mind wants. This habit of rating beers has got a hold on me. Coffee nose. Itís a porter, folks.
drfabulous (4419) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce brought back from my wife who got it from Indy marathon. Black pour with big notes of chocolate. A bit creamy. Nice.
arn8897 (96) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of smokey chocolate. Not bad but nothing special.
drsordr (1360) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark brown almost opaque with thick tan head. Nose milk chocolate, light roast, hint of dark fruit. Taste similar to the nose with more roasted bitterness. A little more coffee and roast in the flavor. Lighter roasted finish.
GIJOE (733) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Thick, foamy, tan head. Nose is malty. Taste - a bit bitter. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Decent brew. Not a favorite porter.
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UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass (a North Coast Old Rasputin glass with a slight bell), at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours very dark brown one can see hints of light through, colored similar to a medium roast coffee. Thick light tan head of tight, tiny bubbles, leaves a good amount of tiny-bubble lacing on the glass.
S: Yeast, thick yeast, and bread. There are some faint hints of dark chocolate, and something that reminds me of walnut - not the actual nut, but the wet green-black husk that surrounds one as it falls from the tree.
T: As promised by the nose, bread, hardtack biscuit, and yeast at the fore, with a bitterness reminiscent of a plain black dark roast coffee. Some nuttiness lingers on after the finish, with some faint echoes of toffee and cocoa.
M: Full and smooth, like silk folded thick gliding through the mouth. The feel stays strong to the end, rather than going a bit watery as many porters do.
O: A nice, sessionable porter, rich and heavy on malt flavors. Would repeat, unless an Ed Fitz or better was available.
nathan30533 (822) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. Tastes and smells amazing. Great look. Enjoy this brew. Thanks to a friend.