GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thick, chewy porter with lots of roast malt and coffee flavor. The only thing keeping this from being higher is it feels a bit unbalanced on the roasted end--but still a unique porter.
phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Full bodied, black porter, lots of roasted coffee aromas. Dark brown head smelled hoppy, and it had a very malty aroma. the finish was long and dry on the palate.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Thick, rich and flavorful taste of roasted malts, coffee with a mild bitter finish and a bit of sweetness to it as well. One of the better efforts of the brewpub.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really rich toffee & caramel nose, some milkiness. Flavor is a hint of burnt malt, a whole bunch of chocolate & toffee and quite hoppy.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Thanks again buddy. Growler pours stout beer black with thin tan head. Smells awesome right from the start. I get rich dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, burnt toast, roasted coffe beans and graham crackers. The taste starts with mildly dark roasted malts and quickly ramps up into rich roastiness, burnt malts, dark roasted coffee and toasted bread. The roasty taste just goes on and on deep into the after taste. I start to wonder if this is more a stout in style.
fishingnet (1047) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of caramel. Taste is the same as aroma but more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.
Petrucci914 (836) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is slightly cocoa and coffee, with something like olive juice. A smooth drinker but pretty watery and not rich by any means.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the downtown location. Poured a brown black with a tan head. Roasty nose. Slightly smoky with a syruppy cocoa sweetness. Roast fest on my tongue. overly roasty that fringes on harsh and slightly syruppy. Smooth on the tongue, but harsh on the throat. Give me more of the speedbump IPA.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler drank about 27 hours after filled. Pours a small amount of "big bubbled" head that doesnít retain well. Smell is chocolatey, big on the chocolate. It also has roasty tones at the end. Itís a good solid porter.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours an opaque black with a thin ring of wispy tan head. Sweet earthy dark caramel and roasted malt aroma. Body starts with a nice full and sweet dark caramel maltiness with good roasted and chocolate malty balance toward an enjoyable, lingering dark chocolate caramel finish. A very nice and fairly complex porter.