tmoreau (3527) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask sampler at the Doty St. location in Madison, WI., showing a rather clear, dark brown hue, with some amber highlighting, a light layer of brownish tan head foam that produced a persistent ring, and spots of lacing. The nose was roasted and dry, with some dark caramel notes. A little less than medium bodied, with typically fair carbonation for cask, a roasted & earthy bitterness with a touch of citrusy astringency, and a wisp of soapiness on the finish. 5.9% abv listed.
Dogbrick (11098) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the downtown brewpub. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, cocoa and burnt malt. The finish is roasty with a malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
TXBadger (2430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask downtown: pours a dark brown color with off white head. Coffee, roast, and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasty flavors.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Great Dane downtown. Dark brown with a minimal white head. Aroma of nuts, dark malt and citrus. Taste of dark roasted malts, citrus and light chocolate.
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some citrus. Nice.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Madison, WI. This was decent with a good roasted malt, but a bit too sweet and not enough hop. Lots of cocoa, and sweet caramel in the light nose. Body was decently strong and well carbonated, but not quite as creamy as I would have liked. More nutty notes, roasted grains, and mixed dark cereal malts in the flavor. Overall, there’s some room for improvement I think.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Madison, WI. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has lots of roasts, some sweeter chocolates and light caramels, and a light piney hopping. Flavor is similar. Roasty, slightly sweet from the chocolate and light caramels, and lightly hopped. Finishes dry and roasty with a light bitterness and a light malt sweetness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. Nothing special, but enjoyable and easy drinking.
bpreo (2424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this at the Fitchburg Brewpub.Had a brown appearance, more of a light Porter according to my taste. Just OK.
arkurzynski (2172) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hilldale location. Murky brown. Smoky malt, coffee, toffee. Pretty light on the palate. Light roasted malt and a snap of smoke that finishes off the beer. Okay, but not altogether that great.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Great Dane, pours a very dark brown/black with a nice tan head, aroma is of sweet malt with a touch of hops in it, the flavor is smooth with malt, not bad.