Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Originally reviewed: 10/7/09. Bomber poured into my pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark muddy brown with a thin tan head on top. Fair retention, but leaves little to no lacing. Smells like freshly ground coffee right off the bat, then this dulls to scents of earth and bread.
The mouth is pretty average. Some carbonation play, and slight creamy feel. This is a pretty sour porter. The roasted coffee flavors I was expecting are absent. In their place is a sour mineral flavor that isn’t all that pleasant. I had higher expectations for this, but I couldn’t even finish the bottle. Not impressed.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Stub and Herb’s.
Deep brown brew with a ring of tan head. Lots of coffee aroma with some roasted malt and rye spice. Rye is even more present in the flavor but overall is a bit thin and lacking.
JoePeesie (907) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thin black-brown with a thin, small brown head. Nose and taste are nutty, chocolate, crisp, a bit of roastiness, with a bit of tart on the tail. Solid beer.
keanex (1593) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an English pint from a 650ml bottle undated.
A: Opaque brown body light only visible through the edges, thick rocky and dense tan head which clings to the glass as it shrinks.
S: Slight smoked aroma with roasted coffee, chocolate, and a slight spice.
T: Roasted coffee into dark chocolate with a slight spice. Slight nut flavor in the middle. Decent porter with good flavor.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
O: Solid porter with good drinkability.
queenholly (3089) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ashy coffee malt and aroma. Dark brown with a small tan head. Sour malt, coffee, ash, and slight spice flavor. Quite tart, but not unpleasant Medium body and carbonation.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit thin and watery. Better aroma than taste.
madvike (3044) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan ring of head. Coffee on the nose, with light roast and chocolatey notes. Real light and smooth. Taste is pretty flat, with some coffee and chocolate notes, a bit of molasses, and a sugary sweetness. Finishes with a roasty coffee note that slowly fades away, along with a dark fruit note. Thin in the mouth with decent carbonation.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to.glass. lots of coffee aroma. It also has a nice roasting.was as well as a bit of dark chocolate. Dark brownish black pour with a large tan head. a little dry on the finish. Nice and clean. Very refreshing for a porter. Another solid flat earth offering. Love their stuff.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mattyb83. Very deep brown pour with a full tan head. The aroma shows coffee roast, with dark chocolate, and just a touch of pine and dark fruit. Getting quite a bit of a woody leafy scent as this breaths. Smooth going down with a sooty ash flavor to go with coffee, chocolate, and a kiss of sweet toffee. It definitely has a mocha thing going on. A nice dark chocolaty finish seems to linger. There’s some herbal hops and a light spice that mixes well with neither overdone. Good balance. The body is fairly full and creamy which allows this to glide along nicely. This is really solid stuff. One of the better Porters I’ve had, actually. I’d be interested in trying some of the variations of this as they sound tasty as well. Thanks Matt!
eruizgarcia (239) - - NOV 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Dark roasty color with little head. Sweet but with a bitter aftertaste. Strong yeast aroma. Roasty and ashy. Good, not great.