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 (5011) - , 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 (2251) - 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 (946) - 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 (2158) - 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 (879) - 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 (408) - - 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 (3521) - Lewisburg, 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.