msnelling09 (147) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a nice dark brown to light black with a soft tan head of tiny, soft bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of slippery spittle droplets on the sides of the glass. The body is indecipherable in its darkness but shows some light molasses-like colors on its edges that seem clean of particles. On the nose, the beer smells of light, roasted coffee with a kiss of mocha and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate also briefly touches the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes of bitter roast with a kiss of hops. Sweetness is also prevalent from the malts, though subdued, and more chocolaty than sugary. In flavor, the beer begins as warm roasted chocolate which blossoms into roasted coffee, moving from light roast to dark roast and filling the mouth with a nice, bitter roasted flavor with slight hints of raisins and dark fruit in among the roast. The finish carries a slight flavor of ice and metal, oddly enough, with a dying bitter roasted coffee flavor that hints at chocolate and some slight earthiness that balances out the flavor. The aftertaste is of lingering bitter roasted coffee and char. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, and perhaps even lighter, though the beer does carry a little heaviness in the swallow. Carbonation is soft and almost fluffy on the mouth, and the mouth is left roasted dry. Overall, this is a pretty classic American porter. There is nothing fancy about it, but it’s tasty. It has its chocolate, it has its bitters, and it has its roasted coffee flavors. A nice porter for when you want something simple.
Goodgrief (1768) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Carolina Ale House Durham. Dark pour, smallish head but some good lacing. Nutty aroma. Roasted flavor with some mild cocoa notes. Minimal sweetness. Just ok.
sharkguy (5) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark opaque brown with ruby highlits. Small off tan head with little bubbles. Aroma is hard to judge due to wind. Coffee tast with hints of dark chocolate, slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. Very smooth with a full body and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent porter and i think it was my favorite of the lot that i had over Christmas.
hockeybeerguy (1612) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed by notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown to an almost black color. The lacing was a nice looking sticky streaming trickles sliding right on down into the beer.
The smell had a nice roasty to sweet dark chocolate to light coffee blend.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to blend extraordinarily.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled to have a fairly good roastiness on the tongue and still allowing a decent sharpness from some bitter coffee beans to make a worthy effort of a pummeling on the tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good Porter I’d have again.
jkwood04 (3792) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and toffee, light coffee, and light notes of bitterness and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent porter.
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz ($2): Pours pretty near to black with a great looking head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, caramel, plant matter, and hints of coffee. Taste to me seems more coffee. Somewhat mineralish and herbal. Interesting flavors. Well balanced through and through. Very smooth. Very slightly sweet. Mild sugary afftertaste.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Sweet roasty nose, seems a touch ashy.   Dark chocolate and roasted malts on the tongue.   Light to moderate bitterness.   Some dark chocolate notes as well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smooth otherwise.   Decent balance, clean finish, lingering sweet roastiness.   Solid porter, but nothing that special.   Thanks Brad!
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice porter. Purchased at farm fresh. Flavor is a nice rich malty flavor. Pour is a beautiful dark brown with a thin light brown head.
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Minimal nose with a slight pepper malt aroma. Mild roasted malt with slight pepper flavor and a mild finish.
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Prufrockstar (821) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to jtclockwork. Pours dark brown with a bit of head. Chocolate, roast, bitter. Chalky and slightly astringent / tart. Light body, average carbonation. Okay.