cblado (270) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Had this at the Doty St. location with my meal. Simply incredible. Nearly opaque, this porter was a deep, portentous black in color, a hue that belied the plethora of rich coffee and chocolate notes inside. Felt a little thin, but that was easily forgivable given the intense flavor. Incredible.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the downtown brewpub. Brownish-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, roasted coffee and mild hops. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Decent overall.
AWISLguy (1616) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fitchburg. Pours a very dark brown with a great nitro-looking off-white head, that retained some lacing. Aroma has chocolate and dark earth. Later, some caramel presence showed. Taste was all watery dark earth - occasionally muted bakers chocolate would show. Their highest rated brew??? Should’ve tried the pale, I guess.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Great Dane in Downtown Madison, served in an imperial pint glass. Gorgeous near-black pour with a finger of creamy beige head. The aroma is too sweat, with tons of chocolate and cream and some vanilla that overwhelm any toast or coffee hanging out in the background. Those come more to the foreground in the flavor, which has far better balance. Light-medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Good porter.
TXBadger (1751) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, with off white head. Lots of coffee and roasty notes on the nose. Coffee and chocolate on the palate, with just pinch of hops.
akoeninger (520) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Great Dane in Fitchburg. Black pour from a cask. Moderate lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, leather. Taste is the same, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Medium body, slightly thin finish. Still a full flavored and long lingering roasted brew. A great cask porter.
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DedicatedToFun (3600) - 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
kaser (3665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from draft at Madison Brewey. Super rich and chocolate taste and aroma. Smooth and milky. Delicious beer. Well done
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Great Dane’s Downtown location. Dark brown with a thin head. Mellow aroma. A mild porter.
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pablo951 (484) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it tap at the Great Dane downtown location in Madison. Poured black with a whisper of a head and no lacing. Light coffee aroma and a great coffee/ beer taste.
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