Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 47 Asheville trip, one of many really nice porters that I ran across on this trip. Poured black, slight head. Aroma of chocolate, touch of espresso. Flavor is a match. The espresso note adds a bitter touch that reminds one of a stout, but doesn’t quite go all the way there. Very well balanced, full bodied, and maybe just a hint of pepsin on the finish. Excellent.
blutt59 (5687) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, dark brown pour with red hightlights, and tall tan head, aromas of chocolate, roast malts and licorice, flavor of belgian chocolate, coffee with roasted malt and a malty finish
Garbageman (354) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma was deep with coffee, toasted malt and chocolate. Taste was even deeper but balanced. Bitter chocolate, toasted goodness and great mouth fell.
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Barleypops! Dark black pour, nice minimal head/lacing and an aroma of a little bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is nice dry roasty dark malt, bitter bakers chocolate and some lingering sweetness on the finish. Solid offering from Foothills, thanks Duane!
darn1207 (1712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Gail’s Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Near black pour with 1/2 inch light tan head and slight lacy stick. Aroma is roasty grain and coffee. Tastes are cocoa, espresso, grain, acidic, bitter chocolate, milky and toast. Slick thin to medium texture. Chalky finish. Pretty good. Trying the barrel aged next.
jhp40219 (145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber poured into imperial pint glass. Pours a dar brown with a nice reddish hue. Initially a large tan head that took some time to disappate and left a lot of sticky lacing. Aroma of chocolate, hops, malts and black liquorice. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted malts with hops and coffee in the background and a nice malt and hop combo in the finish. Definitely a bit heavier than most porters. More along the lines of a stout. Pretty big flavor for a porter. Very well done!
geologyguy (337) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Didnt drink cold enough so results May be skewed...1554 was very similar but tasted slightly betterx2 after having 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC,
beerme31 (384) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark brown full tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nutty, caramel. Mild sweet taste. Medium-full body, lively carbonation, mild bitter and roasty finish. Overall very good and balanced porter.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Southern Rail. Pours a deep ruby looking black. Thin layer of coffee foam. Nose is rich malted milk balls, milk chocolate. Moves to puppy breath. Taste is tangy, lemon tea. Pretty thin with some soil/earth grittiness. Pretty average overall. Soil grittiness and lemon tea character unwanted. My rating: 3.2. Fiancé rating: 3.7. She says a bit chalky on finish and coffee forward.
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arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Riverside beverage company in Chattanooga. Dark black, puffy tan head. Smells good, roasty malts and very inviting. Flavor was rich, hint of dark chocolate but none of the coffee that other reviewers have noted. Overall this was very tasty and I was not sad I chose this over the hoppyum this time. I think I may need some sexual chocolate at this point...
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-31-2011 02:43:31