IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours a thick black syrup with a tan head and lacing all over the glass. Initial taste was extremely satisfying with enormous tones of dark chocolate and sweet malt. This Porter almost is too sweet would like a bit more smokiness but still a solid Porter!
burg326 (5037) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bomber that poured a dark brown color with aromas of chocolate, toffe, caramel and light floral hops. Flavor is much the same, and lighter on the palate then I expected.
Atom (1970) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Mattyb83 pours dark brown/black with slight amber hue and a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel, Belgian yeast, and coffee. Taste of candied chocolate, licorice, bitter ash tray/ tobacco, and hops. Pretty interesting flavor combos for a porter.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cola brown in color with a medium sized khaki head. Aroma is tobacco (toasted?), leather, and slightly smokey. Not expecting that. Really enjoying it, though. Slight bit of dark chocolate in there as well. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, espresso, tobacco leaves, and slightly ashy. Quick, dry finish. One of the best porters I’ve had.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a very deep brown colored body with an inch thick, foamy and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is big dark and dry chocolates, some toffee sweetness, lots of ashy roasts, some grainy bread, a touch of milk chocolate, and a light earthy bitterness. Flavor is moderately bitter and roasty up front with a nice dry dark chocolate. Some more grainy bread, a nice toffee sweetness, and a good amount of earth with more dry roasts. A light milk and dark chocolate sweetness finishes with the dry, somewhat ashy roasts and moderate earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste with ash, hops, and a light malt sweetness sticking out following a medium body and a fairly lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice porter. Lots of dry, robust, slightly ashy roasts and earthy hops all balanced well with a light, but solid chocolate and English toffee malt. The carbonation works really well with this and keeps it very easy drinking. Great beer.
jrob21 (3161) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle back from best way. Really nice smooth toasty porter with a creamy texture. Little milk chocolate action goin on. The treatments on this are going to be worth checking out.
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Not much aroma. The taste is roasty malts with chocolate sweetness and a coffee bitterness.
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from JCB. Thanks! This pours a dark brown color with a thick fluffy tan head. The aroma shows oats and light ash, with dark chocolate joining in. Dark chocolate, bitter espresso bean, and some leafy notes make the flavor. The finish is rather dry, hoppy, and ashy. This is more hoppy than expected; covers some of the softer creamy things going on but this is a good beer.
tmongoose (1953) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft at wwbf asheville. poured out a dark brown. the intense aroma of chocolate and sweet caramel/toffee and coffee. the first little sip was very good the flavors blended very well together with the coffee kick this is a great porter. the roasted malts and coffee mixing with that chocolate flavor this is a go to porter. great job.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of kubrick215. Thanks again man!
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with ruby red edges and a two finger beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with streaks and chunks of lace.
Slightly smokey, roasted aroma that has a nice balance of subtle earthy hops and sweeter malt notes. Hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee and toast along with a touch of floral, piney hops.
Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a good balance of roasted, sweet and bitter flavors. There’s a decent amount of roasted malt that gives off a subtle smoke character but it never feels burnt or overpowering. Hints of bitter dark chocolate, toast, caramel and oatmeal dominate the flavor before finishing with a lingering hop bitterness. Surprisingly hoppy for the style with more dry bitterness than I prefer. This element takes away from the more pleasant malt flavors and unfortunately begins to dominate things as I work my way through the bottle.