woodychevy (220) - - 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.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at foothills, dark pour with nice tan lacing, burnt aroma, coffee, maybe some sweet caramel. Quite enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brixx in Asheville, NC. Bold, dark porter that pins you to the mat and keeps you there through the 10 count.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2010. Brown in the glass with a thin tan head that settled to a ring. Aroma of milk chocolate and a slight roastiness. The flavor had chocolate with a decent hop backing. Light to medium body and a malt aftertaste.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a good beer. $2.50 pints at Leesville Taphouse. Jet black. Small but solid tan head. Slight roasty character. Nice and dry, not overly sweet or heavy. It really reminds me a lot of the tmavy lezáks (dark dunkels) of the czech republic vs. traditional english porter.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Rerate after draft at barley’s
On draft at Flying Saucer in Columbia. Can’t find my notes but it was very dark, very roasty and very tasty.
devilben02 (261) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from my home kegerator, the color is a deep, dark chocolate brown that is barely translucent around the edges, and a big, thick head that takes a while to dissipate, leaving a ton of lacing all over the inside of the glass. The aroma has some toasted malts and hints of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. The bitter coffee and chocolate continue through the flavor, with the overall taste being somewhat similar to Guinness (in a good way) but with a more roasted character and greater depth of flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the overall drinkability is terrific.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a medium to dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent tan head. Good lacing left behind. The nose is robust with notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and perhaps a touch of fruitiness. The flavor is solid with the coffee, light chocolate, toffee, and berry notes playing together well. Medium bodied leading to a medium, mildly bitter finish. Overall a solid porter that I would certainly be willing to have again.
EvMan (1) - Raleigh, USA - FEB 1, 2010 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
good porter, dark but not heavy, good roasted flavor. i like most foothills brews.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Foothills. Lots of dry alkaline roasty bitterness in both aroma and taste. A bit ashy. I guess it is better than being acidic and ashy.