anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with large tan head which quickly dissipated. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Flavor was more chocolate and coffee and some malts, thick but slight bitterness and sweetness mixed in, complex. Very good for style.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn fine American porter, perhaps the best in South Carolina now that God only knows when we’ll see Founders again. Deliciously smooth and dry, with a near-perfect swipe of bitter chocolate and roasted malt, yet with a mild, slick texture, making the pint wickedly easy to sip. Couple all this dark beer goodness with a sane ABV, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a pint.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with tints of brown and large tan head. nose of chocolate and black malt. low bitterness before chocholate and black malt without much hop flavor. overall a wonderful brown porter, one of the better american versions
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours very dark brown with a nice off white to tan head with a bit of lacing and moderate retention time. Nose is roasted malt with a bit of light chocolate and coffee. The taste is a bit bland with only the roast really coming through, though that itself is well done. Somewhat dry with a good body. Drinks pretty well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short, a classic porter. Dark brown pour, small light tan head. Aroma and flavor both hold bitter chocolate, caramel, roasty bitterness, and a touch of cream. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not exciting.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown/black pour. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, sweet. nice lasting finish.
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coofee-like burnt malt aroma and flavor. Deep brown in color. Lighter mouthfeel.
magsinva (860) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m transferring ratings from another beer app to this one. My tasting notes wouldn’t be accurate at this point since they weren’t captured at the time.
woodychevy (326) - - FEB 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Worth searching for- looks and smells appealing and taste doesn’t dissappoint. Reminds me of Trader Joe’s 2010 Vintage Ale, but less carbonated and a more solid mouthfeel. Spices done well- back- up, not lead vocals.
Had on tap at Howard’s pub in Ocracoke. really solid porter- good full body and hits all the right notes of chocolate, coffee, earthy, sweet- lots going on. Pretty heavy- almost like a meal in a glass. really good.