pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at barley’s in asheville.....a dark brown with a thin off-white head.....aroma of light roast and chocolate....flavors of roasted and smoky chocolate malt. body was somewhat thin and the flavor was not very long lasting......good to try once.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the federal. Pours average porter-like dark brown with beige head. Nose is slightly roasty but thin malt and not much else. Meant to be thin, I guess, but this is too thin for my taste. Not feeling it.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black pour with watery tan head and lace. Aroma of burnt coffee. Toasted semi sweet malt with a nice light to medium malt bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Black, dark brown with a beige head. Big roasty aroma, coffee. Taste is chocolate, astringent roast, herbal hops, coffee.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ French broad Brewing co. dark black pour, big foamy tan head. Aroma of woody hops and roast. flavor of chocolate malts and licorice. a bit of roast in flavor. smooth, creamy, well balalnced. the best i’ve had from french broad.
Lots of licorice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty, some chocolate, and some grassy hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, caramel, fruity, roasty, and a bitter grassy finish.
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark clear pour with thin light tan head. Lightly roasty aroma. Flavor is roasty and malty and more like that of a sweet stout than a porter. Medium body with a chalky finish. Nice.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ the Bier in Asheville. Pours a dark brown with small white head. Nutty, toffee. roasted malts nose. Mouthfeel is a little light but roastiness 7 flavor are up to par. Pretty good porter
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Flavor was bitter chocolate and caramel, with a nutty finish.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at KBJ08. Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. A smooth drinkable beer.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Dark brown in the glass with a creamy off-white head that has some lasting and good lace. Nice toffee and caramel aroma. The flavor finds a roasty chocolate, caramel, and nut with a grain backing. Medium body and a soft carbonation.