j_rogers007 (9) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
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.
tnkw01 (1181) - 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 (2209) - 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. It’s a porter, folks.
drfabulous (4175) - 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 (46) - 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 (1237) - 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 (688) - 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 (74) - 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 (678) - 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.
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Nice dark roast, chocolate, toffee and some light roast coffee. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Chocolate, toffee and roast malts. Very nice.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is toffee, caramel and dark malts. The flavor is toffee, caramel, dark malts, coffee and a dryish/acidic finish.