Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Extremely dark, jet black color. Heavy aroma and taste of darkly roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is dusty, earthy. Seems too thin to me, but still is quite good.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with frothy tan head. Heavy malty aroma with hoppy notes. Balanced malty sweetness with a bit of hoppy finish makes for an overall amazing porter. Love the heavy dark cocoa nibs aroma and hint of coffee on the finish
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall pretty good porter, tap at the brewery, dark chocolate, lots of flavor
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild scent w/ little carbination.. hint of chocolate in the smell. This is a black beer, that holds little head, but has a full flavor strongly hinting of chocolate w/ a hint of hopps
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours a very dark brown color with a small beige head. Coffee aroma and taste, with some burnt caramel in the taste as well. A good and balanced porter, which really makes the beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, but still a good brew.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red-brown that allows a lot of light to pass through when held up to a light. A tan head with long retention sits atop the liquid all the way to the bottom but leaves surprisingly little lace on its way down. Aroma is dry-roast, earthy, grainy, and a very small hint of oddly placed mint. Strange. No mint in the flavor though, which is dry, almost burnt-carbon earthy grain up front, followed by a nice does of toffee and caramel. A tiny hint of dried fruit shows up as the beer warms. Disappointingly flat palate. A very drinkable porter.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewpub, Madison
black, scant beige head,
dry dark chocolte and fresh roasted coffee aroma,
rich dark chocolate flavor, nice sweet character brings out the chocolate, a touch of roasted adds complexity,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
rudolf (2344) - 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.
phishpond417 (2088) - 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.
GJF (1371) - 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.