brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Benno’s. Wonderful soft chocolate malty aroma, that precedes a taste that is much the same. Smooth almost oily texture, almost like it was nitroed, Taste stayed chocolate cookieish all the way through. Not full or strong enough to be rated among the absolute best, but still one of the nicest surprises in a while
michidan07 (22) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic porter. Aroma is mild hops and toast. Mouthfeel is thin-medium, with low carbonation - perfect. The flavor is alarmingly refreshing, particularly for a dark beer. Tastes of minerals, earth, dark chocolate, burnt marshmallows. I’m describing a s’more made outdoors, I guess. Great beer, my favorite porter, and I wish I could get this in a bottle.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer engine, pours almost black, thick tan head that lasts. Aroma : moderate chocolate, coffee, sweet, roasted malt, hint of pine. Taste moderate roasted malt, chocolate, hop bitterness in finish. Heavy body, silky, almost creamy. This could be an imperial stout. Delicious
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark almost opaque. Thich creamy head. A english style porter. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Flavors are also of chocolate and coffee which lingers on the tongue through the finish. Hops actually kick in as it warms and in the finish. Aother fine effort.
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer! It is very earthy like the name says. I go for this beer third when enjoying beverages at the Great Dane. It’s a nice beer to drink 2 or 3 of before getting bored with it.
dopplerted (10) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a wonderful example of what a porter should be. Enjoyed at the downtown location in an imperial pint glass; this brew had a great aroma, a dark, completely opaque color, and a substantial mouth feel. The flavor was reminiscent of roasted nuts and dark roast coffee with a nice finish. If you’re into porters, then this is absolutely worth a try.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better Porter than the Cascade. Like this name suggests, this beer is literally black, you can just barely see through the glass. A deliciously sharp Porter taste.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really weird: it looks like a heavy stout, and it tastes like cold espresso. That should tell you if you’d like it or not, I loved it.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome, well balanced thick chewy porter with strong sweet and robust traits; typical bitter chocolat and coffee dominate, but licorice and vanilla also might be detected. I loved it, far and away the best of the six I had at GD.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured black with a brownish tint if held directly in front of a light. Medium caramel head that had excellent retention. Head appeared similar to a cappuccino, and looked very appetizing. Flavor was a well-balanced blend of coffee, chocolate, and caramel, and the beer had a pleasant coating mouthfeel. Aftertaste was just as good! I would certainly recommend this one.