msnelling09 (154) - 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.
HourGlass13 (295) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roast coffee. Taste is also coffee with mild hints of dark chocolate, slight bitterness. Smooth with a full body and creamy mouth feel.
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a khaki head. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate, roast and hints of vanilla. Taste is bittersweet. Medium bodied, slick texture and an overall excellent porter.
Dogbrick (9425) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the "Drink Moar Beer!" tasting on 06/12/2015: The beer is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and mild hops. Light-bodied with flavors of toasty malt, sweet chocolate and slighty earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Ernest (6723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, Closed For Business, Charleston.
Head is small, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, roasted grain), with a light note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Dull and simple but drinkable.
DrunkSanta410 (604) - 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 (655) - 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 (1577) - 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 (1464) - 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 (4501) - 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 (1412) - 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.