MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Corral liquors, Granite City IL.
Pours black with no head. Very rich, somewhat sweet chocolate aroma.
Tastes as good as it smells. A creamy,chocolate flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a spectacular porter, never had one more smooth and delicious and creamy than this. Will definitely have to start drinking this much more often.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Norm’s Wine and Beer. Pours an oily, totally opaque, deep black with a thin, slightly beige head that faded fast. Aroma is nice, raisins, coffee, nuts, toast, a touch of wood, chewy malts, breads, dark fruits. Flavor is heavy on the licorice and coffee, nuts, bread, chocolate, just a bit of booze. You can really taste the barley and grains in this - something I thoroughly enjoy. Slightly creamy, slightly oily in the mouth. A bit astringent in the throat with a lasting malty sweetness on the tongue. Really really good.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: 12 oz bottle purchased at Friar Tuck’s in Bloomington.
Glass: Poured into my North Coast Stem Glass.
Appearance: Jet black pour (reminiscent of an Imperial Stout) with a thin brown head.
Aroma: Heavy chocolate and a hint of coffee.
Flavor: Full of chocolate. The alcohol seemed to come through a little. Hint of coffee.
Palate: Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: Good porter, but not great.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottlethanks dave. Black body and tan head. Really dark chocolate malts and coffee hints. Very tasty. Hope to have again. Porters are gaining popularity with me.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown bubbly khaki head. Nutty roasted aroma with some burnt graham cracker and chocolate (reminiscent of s’mores) Slick oily texture- richly malty in the flavor yet easily drinkable. Light licorice notes and chocolate. Rounded and richly malty with nice drinkability.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours viscous dark brown, settling with a brown head. Aroma of black coffee, roasts, and dark chocolate. Perhaps some licorice as well. Flavor starts with mild roasts, and dark chocolate, moving towards a firm semi-sweet chocolate with ash in the middle. Finish is dry, with coffee and more roasts. Nice full flavor while maintaining the delicate dry presence of a traditional porter. Sweetens nicely as it warms. Decent, but I prefer Smutty’s Robust Porter, or Fuller’s.
jsh420 (11) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
pours pitch black with a 1 finger coco brown head. smells of chocolate. tastes of roasted malt and chocolate with a nice hop bite in the finish. mouthfeel is creamy and light when compared to stouts which this beer kicks ass over lots of stouts. this beer is almost a mirror image of breakfast stout without the coffee and is a tad lighter body. when you run out of breakfast stout this is your next best year round option and is half the price. this is in my top 5 of all time porters
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic. Rich and chocolate. Lots of coffee. My senses get confused. How much does this beer differ from Breakfast Stout? The flavors are close.
cheap (3803) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 On tap at the Bocktown, very nice place! Looks like a big black stout, creamy head. Beautiful and appetizing creamy fading head. Roasty toasty aroma. Ooooooh, the first taste is overly strong, hey dudes, this is in the impy stout category, not porter! Alky bitterness builds on the palate. Very little carbonation. Taste is a little overboard for a porter, IMHO. Bitter lingering imp stout finsih, in yer face man.