NeoHippie2 (629) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of StFun, thanks man! Dark brown pour with just a tiny bit of off-white head. Nice roasty aromas of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is similar. Fairly light mouthfeel which makes it easy to drink. A good example of the style.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear red brown color. Minimal off-white head. Little reaches and dots of lace. Good chocolate aroma, coffee. Light bitter, moderate sweet. Smooth crisp lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Lighter to medium body. Slightly thin body, but it’s refreshing and easy drinking, aroma is very enjoyable.
b3shine (3505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish brown with thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Not too complex, but decent nonetheless.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewery. Earthy coffee and mocha aroma. Deep chestnut with a small beige head. Roasty fresh coffee flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
J_man (619) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Beautiful crystal clear ruby/brown color with a very thin veil of light tan head. Roasted malt and wood aromas with a bit of chocolate. Some of that chocolate comes through lightly as milk and bittersweet. Perfect roasted grain flavor that expands through the sip with a fresh brewed coffee note. Light sweetness with a root beer component which is balanced by just enough earthy hop bitterness. Great roasted, woody aftertaste that lasts and ties up the taste perfectly. There’s a really elegant mix of flavors and the balance is awesome. I rate this very highly as it seems to match (to my limited knowledge) the profile of an English porter which is hard to find these days. Excellent!
ContemplateBeer (1343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Moderate roast with some coffee character; a touch of vanilla and underlying chocolate rounds out the nose. Appearance: Color is very dark brown/black with a creamy bone head. Flavor: Primarily coffee roast that tends toward astringency; chocolate and other notes are very muted. Palate: Full body, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: Disappointed in how this one turned out, considering the noteworthy nose. Mostly average.
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty run of the mill Porter. Very drinkable, but not memorable all of the favors in the description where present, but they felt muted. Had a please the BMC crowd feel to it.
icehawk (603) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from stfun)
Appearance: Opaque black with short lasting off-white head
Aroma: Fruity, alcohol, chocolate
Taste: Fruity, banana undertones, with slightly bitter dark chocolate flavors
Palate: Full mouthfeel, slightly chalky, unique cocoa like bitterness, but finishes sweet and dry.
Overall: Interesting porter that brings in some elements that make it quite enjoyable and different than "american" porters.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear darker brown pour. Actually a really dark red would be more like it. Heady is light and creamy then rapidly falls to a ring. Nose is flowery and herbal hops mixed with some chocolate, coffee, and toasty aromas. Flavor is again, chocolate, burnt coffee, toasted malts and has a distinct minerally profile. Low carb and a full body. Pretty tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, roasted nuts, roasted malt. Flavor of roasted and charred malts, roasted nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate. A roasty, coffee flavored porter. Excellent!