RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a little metal. Taste is of coffee, caramel, with a nice drty roasted finish. Very full bodied, creamy.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily the best porter I have ever had. 12 oz bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small tan head. I get lots of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, but dry, with very good short bitter finish--complex does not really describe it. Velvet in the mouth.
GTAEgeek (1974) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head, and no lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is very sweet, with just a little roasted bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, creamy and sticky. Overall, this is a clean and tasty beer. Quite a good porter.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Purchased from "Jungle Jim’s" - Alright, my dark twelve ounce bottle poured forth a black brew with a finely bubbled tan head of foam and a rich mocha aroma. Tastewise, this is a rich, complex porter with no errors in taste, body, and appearance!
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was very excited to try the best rated porter, but apparently it has been knocked out of the top spot. This is really more like a chocolate stout and is defined as porter only for its being well hopped. It is black enough to block a flashlight beam, and leaves oily tan lacing on the pint glass. Aroma is straight chocolate, while the flavor contains some nut and oat accents as well. Very smooth throughout, nice full body. Highly recommended.
Travlr (21684) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of chocolate nibs dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate squared. Too chocolatey to be a porter, imho.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolately as chocolate gets in a porter that isn’t spiked with actual chocolate. Delicious. Dark, rich, and flavorful. 9-22-2010
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour quite dark brown with creamy beige head nice lace. Aroma chocolate, roast, dark malts, cereal grain, cocoa, hops. Taste dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, cereal grain, nice hop balance, very balanced. MF medium body light carb. Very tasty easy drinking and quite balanced with a silky profile quite good.
ttutony (851) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. These flavors continue on the palate with added toast and biscuit notes. Nice balance, great porter.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz draft from Hanger poured into a shaker. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is Medium bitter. Strong coffee and chocolate taste. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, very good. I would love to drink this again.