Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, light smoke, molasses, and licorice. Rich and roasty and sweet. Dark brown-black with thin tan head. Medium chewy body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with rich sweetness, roasted with light bitterness. Chocolate and molasses, carbonic tang with mild alcohol. Bittersweet chocolate finish, light smoke. Sweet after. A nice porter.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at bar Louie, Great lakes crossing mall. Pours deep black-brown with nice tan head. Aromas of light chocolate, mocha and hazelnuts. Medium to full bodied, hop flavours and bitterness though prevalent are overshadowed by the medium-full body of chocolate, caramel-burnt toffee and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, the finish of this beer showcases the continuation of the rich roasty malt flavours (increasingly, more burnt toffee) with some minor bitterness on the finish. A reflective, rich porter.
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle in a stem glass. Pours very dark brown with a thick, lingering, tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some earthy/grass flavors for the hops. Flavor at first of roasted malts, followed by a long chocolate note and some smokiness/hops at the finish. Thick texture. An incredible porter.
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very dark and opaque. Rich, roasty aroma. Really good. Strong malty, roasty and hoppy flavors. An excellent porter.
RFWobbly (10) - Buford, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lone bottle in a variety 6-pack received as a gift. Unknown age. Poured opaque black-brown into a wide-mouth glass with a 3/8 thick mocha-colored head that dissipated rapidly into dense lacing. Great aroma of roasted pumpernickel. After the huge aroma, surprisingly thin on the tongue. Medium body. After-taste of sharp, slightly acidic carbonation. No sense of alcohol. Label’s claim of "Dark, rich & sexy" was achieved. This would be a great beer to have with a hot pastrami sandwich or anything else on a dark rye bread. Very drinkable by its lonesome, probably even better with food. Very nice.
bpreo (2183) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh yeah, this will do. A real nice Porter, nearly perfect, with a sexy lady on the label.
thefederalist (300) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, bread dough and pralines. The flavor is sweet and smooth with more chocolate, roasty and earthy flavors, smoke and dirt. Bitter finish. This makes the porters from a lot of other brewers look like clumsy imitations of what the style should be.
JulienHuxley (4632) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Papat44. Beautiful dark pour with rich creamy moka head. Aroma is delighting, burnt toast with lots of chocolatey-vanilla sweetness and a bit of hops coming through all that as well. Taste started off pretty good, rich and sweet, but fell pretty short in a sort of light lactic sourness, possibly signs of it losing freshness. Palate is creamy, has light carbonation and suits me. I would love to try a very fresh bottle or a tap of this.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the better porters I have had. Smooth and not too overbearing. Try it if you can find it.
mixmasterob (1002) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured into my brandy snifter. Pours jet black with a stunning dark brown head. I wish it would have retained better, faded quickly. Aroma was of lots of roasty chocolate malts, actual chocolate and some coffee. The aroma was almost warming. First sip unveils some excellent roast flavors. Big chocolate, drinks super smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Finishes dry with little bitterness, extremely smooth. I could drink this all day.