troyc (2014) - 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.
rudolf (2310) - 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 (1193) - 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.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew pub...Pours a medium brown with lots of ruby on the sides. I’m flummoxed here because its called Black Earth, this beer should be super dark, disappointing. A light tan head with good retention but poor lacing...A medium aroma that is sweet with a little roasted coffee on the back, not at all bitter which is surprising but the taste is really bitter from start to finish. Coffee, almost too much with a butterscotch finish.
A decently average porter, try if you there but that’s about as far as I can go
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. One of the better beers here, coffee grounds and coffee more than chocolate, 35 IBu and 6.25% abv. Black with some head. a little acidic. Coffee in the nose. Above average mouthfeel.
tmoreau (2051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pull served to a house pint glass at the downtown GD on Doty with a black/brown hue, a substantial head of tan froth, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was roasty malt, with cocoa taking the lead, coffee following up, and a touch of caramel. The flavor contributed a dry and earthy hop bitterness. The body was medium while the soft carbonation from the engine pour prompted the texture to come off a little watery. The finish remained roasty and dry. A decently flavorful Porter from my favorite rallying spot before and during GT preparties.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good overall porter, not the most pleasant aftertaste. Could use more of an umph...
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black. No head left by the time I got to tasting it, but I’m sure based on the other ratings that it did have one when it was poured. Chocolate and bourbon aromas, sweet and roasty. Dark chocolate flavor. A little winey on the palate. Good, and probably even better had I not let it sit so long before tasting.