ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a fluffy, creamy two-finger mocha shade. It has a soft texture, nice retention, and leaves behind plenty of splotchy lacing on the glass.
S: There’s a good deal going on in the nose. Milk chocolate seems to be the dominant note, while both cream and coffee do a good job of underlying it. I also seem to pick up something suggesting citrusy as well. Citrusy hops don’t always work in a porter, but they do here. Everything seems to be well integrated.
T: I don’t pick up much of the chocolate or cream I did on the nose. Rather, the most prevalent flavor is coffee - and lots of it. When done right in a porter/stout, piny hop bitterness can make the beer generally resemble espresso, and it does here. Post-swallow, there’s less of a coffee flavor and more of a general hoppy note. Very vague suggestions of fruit esters seem to hang around here and there. Hoppy porters are never my favorite style, but this one seems to work quite well considering.
M: There isn’t much heft on the palate; since this is more sweet than bitter, this lightness is welcome. It’s also bone dry and strongly carbonated; naturally, this is very easy to drink.
O: A decent - if not amazing - robust porter, the hops here work better than some others in the style. Still, I wish some more of the malt character came through.
DrunkSanta410 (524) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home thanks to Brad! Pours a dark cola color with thick long lasting white head. Aroma is cocoa, toffee, faint coffee and toast. Taste is coffee, faint bitter chocolate, and hints of sweet caramel / toffee. Medium body, thin mouthfeel, high carbonation. Nice flavor in this porter.
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a very nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Appearance- Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Has a big beige head.
Taste- The roasted malt comes shining through along with a hint of coffee and chocolate.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A very solid beer, Foothills Brewery has a very nice product in this one.
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Solid porter. Dark brown pour. Roasted, nutty, chocolatey. Good creamy mouthfeel. No complaints.
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light chocolate and nut aroma. Flavor is the same with a sort of sour twist. Not great.
AirForceHops (4175) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Aroma is earth English malts showing a light coffee and chocolate tones. Body is fuller for the style with a lingering earthy bitterness. The texture is drying on the tongue with a nice level of hops. Nice hop profile.
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a locals trade with ygbtsm94. Thanks, Brad! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is molasses, raisin, chocolate. Taste is chocolate and raisin underneath, with bakers chocolate and coffee bitterness. Good mouthfeel for a porter.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/12/2015. 22 oz. bottle. Roasted malt aromas, hints of chocolate. Bitter flavors with light coffee. Long bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (6701) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from notes. I have had this on tap in Asheville and most recently from a bottle. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, earthy notes, a splash of coffee, some bitterness to the finish, medium body, decent porter.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black in the glass with a touch of red when held up to the light. Mocha and a hint of caramel in the nose. Lots of coffee flavors with a hint of cream in the aftertaste. Overall, very nice...
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with nearly no head. Smells of chocolate and toffee. Tastes of initial hop bitters followed by malt and coffee notes - all per the rather accurate commercial description!