masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer much like there stout. Almost no head, but who cares. Great coffee taste, and you can definitely pick up on the warmth from the 9%. Its debatable which is better here the porter or the stout, but you cant go wrong here either way.
SpringsLicker (2941) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler provided by Jamie the brewer at the Knoxville Brewerís Jam.
Pours black with a thin tan head.
Full roasty malt aroma comes easily, bringing bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee with it.
Flavorwise, the bitterness keeps the sweetness in check, letting all of the roast malts and chocolate work the tongue with a sweetness that is comparable to unsweetened chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Hides the alcohol very well. Very enjoyable brew.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Well after hearing from various folks who had tried this beer at beer festivals that they seriously questioned itís claims of 9% ABV I decided to figure it out for myself the only way I knew how......BY DRINKING AN ENTIRE GROWLER OF IT ALL BY MYSELF!!!!! What I see is a nearly black beer with a nice chocolate colored head. So far, so good. I often like stuff that looks like this. The aroma hints at bitter chocolate and dark roast. Definitely dark chocolate in the flavor and definitely some roast malt. Then thereís the coffee. Now I like coffee flavors in my beers and this beer has that. Itís not dominate but itís there. But hereís the thing, the coffee flavors do sort of remind me of the poorly made, overly done, pretty much burnt coffee that you get at substandard coffee houses all over the U.S. Thatís what keeps this beer from being mind blowing. Now keep in mind that Iím nitpicking. I find this beer to mostly dominated by bitter chocolate. Itís the slight presence of bad coffee way in the back that holds this one back but it should by no means prevent each and every person alive from bugging Foothills about making more of this. Hats off to what is probably the most consistently awesome brewery all things considered in NC.
Oh yeah, and now that Iíve finished the growler.....this shitíll git ya drunk! 9% seems reasonable.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and semi sweet choco. Flavor was very nice with lots of roasted malts. Very nice brew, but a little thin. I expected this to be a bit thicker.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Charlotte Oktoberfest 2006. Black colored pour with a tan head. Smell is heavy on coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some fresh hops. Taste is smooth and rich, though perhaps a little bit thin. Sadly, this tent was right beside Duck Rabbit who was also serving their baltic porter. Duck rabbits is better, but this one is really good in its own right. This is a pretty special brew, I wish i was able to buy this locally, but sadly I cant see that happening. These guys need to start bottling their beers.