msnelling09 (68) - 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.
BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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 (1046) - 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.
Ptw (15) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had the bbl porter and really like that so I tried this right after. Six pack bottles. Poured black with light tan foam. Dark with strong, but balanced aroma. Medium with not too heavy flavors. Finish was balanced and did not stay too long on the tongue. This is a good, every day porter.
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and toffee. A blackish pour with a short lived tan head and moderate lacing. The taste of coffee, toffee, and hints of dark fruit, and biscuit. Bitter finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable bitter porter. Great lable.
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SilentJo (40) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with reddish highlight and tan head that disappeared into light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and taste is similar with coffee notes. Smooth start to a slight bitter finish. Very good.
penguinfinity (49) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smell is mildly sweet. Pours almost black with deep reds when light shines through. Thick tan head which bubbles down. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste. Love it. Will definitely buy more.
Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at trio on the OBX. It is a coffee color brown with a slight head the aroma is of rich mocha the taste is resonates a bitter coffee flavor and remains bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick lacy tan head. Aroma if toasted nuts. Flavors of roasted grain and some coffee notes. Velvety mouthfeel. Crisp slightly bitter finish.
hershiser2 (1146) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.80 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours nearly black with a large tan head.. Smells of fake chocolate candy. Tastes of chocolate, burnt sugar, malts... has a cheap taste to me.
eRock_2013 (60) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For me at least, everything about this microbrew porter is good, from it's nice cocoa/coffee appearance and aroma to the schticky communist title and label art - with the exception only of its watery mouthfeel that undermines the experience of this brew.
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