unclemattie (3917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 22oz bottle. Black pour, creamy brown head. Aroma has loads of chocolate. Nice amount of roasted grain character. Whoa, dominate roast flavor. Loads of burnt character, flavors of charcoal, licorice, burnt grains, charred Italian roast coffee. Creamy texture. Nothin but roast! Best Porter I’ve had...
My 100th Porter. (3434)
Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A phenomenal example of style, pours a dark brown, nearly black and goes down easily.
obguthr (3319) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich coffee, raisin, unmalted roasted barley, and tobacco nose. Clear cola, thick tan head with fair retention. Coffee flavor with only subtle hints of raisins. Layers of different roastiness spring forth upon warming. Some cola notes. Toasty! Charred grain finish with raisinet accents. Silky smooth. This is what I expect from a porter, true to style, very well done.
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.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn fine American porter, perhaps the best in South Carolina now that God only knows when we’ll see Founders again. Deliciously smooth and dry, with a near-perfect swipe of bitter chocolate and roasted malt, yet with a mild, slick texture, making the pint wickedly easy to sip. Couple all this dark beer goodness with a sane ABV, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a pint.
Cybercat (2788) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma has burnt wood, unsweet chocolate and quality coffee notes with undertones of molasses and licorice. Got my mouth watering! It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Delicious flavor lives up to the aroma, having roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and licorice tones plus a hint of caramel and a bitter hoppy undertone that actually helps round out the flavor rather than detract from it. Texture is the beer’s weakest point - body is on the thin side, it seems, for a porter, and there is just a little fizz.
penguinfinity (51) - 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.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like you’d expect, this pours very dark and has a moderate head. It has a nice roasted smell to it, which is very inviting. Very good taste, with notes of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Really good beer.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from my home kegerator, the color is a deep, dark chocolate brown that is barely translucent around the edges, and a big, thick head that takes a while to dissipate, leaving a ton of lacing all over the inside of the glass. The aroma has some toasted malts and hints of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. The bitter coffee and chocolate continue through the flavor, with the overall taste being somewhat similar to Guinness (in a good way) but with a more roasted character and greater depth of flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the overall drinkability is terrific.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance is pitch black with beige head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and toffee, the flavor is rich with some milk chocolate, malted milk balls, and caramel. The aftertaste is slightly sweet. Oveerall excellent.