ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick and dark. Chocolate and super coffee to begin, and a slight charcoal character at the end. Delish!
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub, a 10 oz. pour in a footed glass that I shared with my wife along with our 6-glass sampler. Pours a deep, dark brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts, earth, nuts, brown sugar, and cream. Flavor of roasted and toasted malts, earth, nuts, cream, and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a malty, toasty mouthfeel. Good porter; maybe my favorite beer of the lineup.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Free State on 7/20/2012. Pours dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is smoky and semi-sweet chocolate with a nice dry finish. Very good.
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Nice.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery - a very dense and rich porter, with complex notes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a moderate by deeply complex smoky quality to it, that compliments the moderate roastiness of the darker malts - creamy texture and full bodied for the style - loved it.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Very dark marion color, thin beige head, solid lacing. Arona of dark roasted coffee, subtle cocoa. Taste is burnt espresso and dark fruits. Very nice.