changeup45 (1727) - 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 (269) - - 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.
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full deScription not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with CLevar. Pours clear brown color with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Burnt malt flavor with some milk chocolate and coffee; slightly ashy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Thanks Caleb.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep, dark brown in color with a small khaki head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, a touch of cinnamon, and some hints of rye. Taste is slightly sweeter. Nice roasted character mixed with chocolate that gives this a mocha like character. Some nice rye spice rounds this out. Slightly dry. Lighter body for a porter, but not at all too light. Really nice porter.
dchmela (2886) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a reddish black with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and light herbs. Smooth mocha taste with just a touch of hops poking through.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler @ Flat Earth. Dark brown/black appearance with a light tan head. Very roasty dark malty nose. Quite roasty, slightly burnt, dark chocate malty flavor with a slight espresso taste. Pretty roasty finish.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at stubs. Very dark brown with a light tan head that fades quickly. Not a ton of lacing. Aroma is light smoke, lots of burnt malt, coco, and some coffee. Taste has coffee up front, followed by some dark malt and roastyness in the middle, finishing with some burnt malt bitterness. Just a hint of the rye spice in the middle, though this comes out as it warms. Perhaps a bit of dark fruit in the middle as well. A nice porter, though it edged on being more "burnt" than "roast".
drfabulous (5220) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce shared wit Seth. Very carbonated. Light body. Somewhat roasty. Not an intense porter, but decent overall.
piscator34 (2181) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of strong caramel, milk chocolate, and light herbal hops. Quite mellow in the mouth with the emphasis firmly on caramel and mild chocolate flavours. Fairly sweet overall, but there is a bit of faint spice and herbal hop character on the back end. Nice enough, but I would have prefered a little less sweet and a little more of those savory characteristics.