scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass - pitch brown with a two finger foamy tan head. Nice legs in play as we. Looks like porter is supposed to look. Which means it looks good. Aroma is moderately roasted chocolate malts and toffee. Taste is a bit more hoppy and tangy than the typical porter. Carbonation levels seem quite high, giving a very active crisp mouthfeel. The tanginess and carbonation seem to predominate over the toffee, coffee and toasted malt flavors that undergird this beer. General tone is earthiness. I think the hops could have been dialed back a bit, but this is a solid porter that does not lack for depth. Great label as well.
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bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost opaque violet-black, with a nice ice-cream head that leaves pocked lacing down the glass. The nose is of dark chocolates galore, with a light hint of vinous notes. Flavors of dark fruits, bitter chocolates, pitted dark citrus fruits, light yeasty esters, and some dry cracker, bitter chocolates and dark pitted esters to finish. This comes together very well, with a nice drinkability factor, full of substance and complexity, with a subtly dry "baking chocolate" mouthfeel; showing forth a silky, yet semi-active palate. If this is truly from the "people", I’d have to say that it is an extremely good offering for the many "people" involved to come together on this recipe. Kudos!
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Amazing porter. Solid brew. Dark brown in color and allows some light. Lacing noted after a nice 1/2 inch head. Love the malty smell. Great Porter but love the BA version so much more!
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, barely translucent, with a thin tan head. Smells of coffee. Has a strong coffee aftertaste. Not a bad porter. I’d hoped for more, but the ash-like taste on the tongue is just too much.
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, clear, light head. Moderate roasted and coffee aroma, bitter taste, medium body. Overall pretty good.
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark roasty porter. Medium body. Big chocolate tones to the beer. Very nice.
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a beautiful bubbling dark khaki foam head that sticks to my glass. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, chocolate, sugar sweetner, mild hop character, and possibly some herbs were added. It is very earthy and not intense in aroma. As for flavor is full of roasted malts, minor sweet malt taste, weak bitter chocolate malts, and a medium level of hop bitterness. Overall a good bitter porter.
fletchfighters (1056) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into a tulip
Dark cola color with a tight light brown head. Light carvbonation showing.
Nose was earthy coffee, chocolate, caramel. Nice well balanced smell.
Taste was similar to nose but more slanted towards the chocolate and caramel, with the finish being the earthy coffee and bitterness.
Smooth and easy to drink with the slight amount of bitterness. Medium bodied and light carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle of unknown vintage. Pours very dark brown with a thick brown head and foamy lacing. Mellow aroma of dark malt and brown sugar. Flavor is slightly acidic coffee and some dark chocolate with lingering bitterness. Fine.
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
dammit, another example of trying to cram too much hops into a style that doesnt need it. why some american brewers feel the need to do this to every style they make is aggravating.