NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to laguerita. Pours a pitch black with a ring of head. Brown around the edges. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of floral hops. Taste is robust, bitter and roasty. A touch of acid and acridity. Mouthfeel is pretty nice and oily, like I’d expect from a porter. Very nice.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of hellbilly. Thick black pour with a creamy, lacy brown head that lasts throughout. Aroma of dark chocolate, ripe fruit, deep roasted malt and a hint of hops. Great roasty flavor as well, with lots of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Thick and coating in the mouth. Seriously good brew. Thank you very much Joshua!
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark and viscous brown with a small and dense head. Aromas are an interesting collage of chocolate malts, pears, a bit of damp earth and some dark fruits. Flavor is even better... a mix of chocolate, peat, nuts, leather and just a touch of vanilla/cream from time to time. Finish is a bit bitter and a bit burnt... almost an earthy peat end to things.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to thecheeseman, shared with angrypirate06 and ilovedarkbeer. Thick fudge pour with a creamy tan head and a dark brown body underneath. Aroma is nutty and fudgey with chocolate everywhere. Taste is roasty and nutty with hints of tobacco and ash. Creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Tons of flavor for a 6.5% porter.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with bman1113vr and ilovedarkbeer. Pours a thick black with a brown head. Smoky aroma with notes of coffee and fudge. Taste is lots of smoke, and a little hint of dark chocolate. Excellent staining on the glass.
JPorterman (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice full rich aroma with beautiful tan head. Almost too pretty to drink (got over that quick enough). Rich flavor w/ hints of chocolate & coffee. Well balanced. An excellent example of a porter. Rivals English brews. Seems like a little bit of England is located in Michigan. Break out a nice chunk of Stilton with this one!
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Nose is fudge brownie baking chocolate dirt ash and a little bit of coffee grounds. Taste is bitter dark chocolate and ash and burnt coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium weight with a medium finish.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mL. Pours almost pitch black with a thick, almost three-finger, dark tan head. Completely ridiculous lacing. Beautiful aroma of milk chocolate, espresso, vanilla, roasted malt, and black pepper. Taste is ultra smooth- just awesome. Lots of espresso, semisweet chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Alcohol is beautifully hidden. No cardboard dryness in the finish- just chocolate and coffee. This is my perfect porter.
lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with creamy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt- simply, but nearly perfect. Flavor contain rich roasty coffee notes and some deep chocolate, also has a bit of vanilla mellowness. Rich full body with no stickiness. Amazing porter.
robinvboyer (2756) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pour opaque BLACK. Wow, does this look thick, looks like an impy stout! Big aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, lots of roasted malts. Mouthfeel is chewy, and quite a bit thicker than i expected. Lots of roasted malt in the flavored tailed by lots of coffee, and cocoa. Mild bitterness in the finish, with a touch of hops. Wow, in a blind tasting i think you would be hard pressed to guess this was a porter. But damn it’s delicious.