JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, Indy. Dark brown pour but not especially impressive in terms of body and appearance, looking almost like a somewhat hefty brown. Nose of modest roasted malts and a dollop of chocolate, not much in the way of bitterness or complexity. Solid drinking, a bit overly carbonated, and imbalanced towards the sweet end of the spectrum.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a head of fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and coffee. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild coffee porter. An OK brew just nothing special.
dougdecinces (113) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The lack of IBU’s put the fear in me, but this is a surprisingly well-balanced beer. I did the full flight and this was probably my favorite of the bunch. Sorry for the lack of details. Tasting was done yesterday, and I was not taking notes.
jbgrant (1) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Coffee, slightly smokey roasted malts, chocolate. No dominant flavors from the yeast.
Appearance: Stable, long-lived fine tan head, deep brown color and low turbidity
Taste: Very well balanced sweetness with smooth but substantial hopping. Moderately sweet and moderately bitter.
Palate: Smooth, sweet and flavorful with a drying hops finish, medium bodied and well carbonated.
Overall: A very respectable porter to be enjoyed with a hearty meal and a warm atmosphere.
indyguy (5) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a wonderful deep, shiny brown, with some very excellent tan head and some nice lacing.
Deep dark malt scent with roasted grains and a coffee note.
Slight chocolate tones, and a nice earthy finish.