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 (3180) - Chicago, 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 (1188) - 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 (1207) - West Bend, 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 (1734) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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.
zizzybalubba (1161) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Great Dane Downtown Madison, WI. Pours black with a short khaki head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is also of chocolate and coffee and is lightly hopped. Perfectly drinkable. A very well done porter.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, creamy tan head leaves a good lacing at first, but it dissipates. Roasted aroma, smoked, slightly ashen. Flavor is a significant contrast, first impression is tart cherries with a silken chocolate undertone, but as the glass proceeds, the malty flavors subside and the hops aromatics, primarily grapefruit, come to the fore. This porter is hopped to APA standards. Tasty, but the chocolate malt and citric hops clashed a bit. Palate is thin bodied but very smooth, with a lively hops burn.
kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, dark brown, opaque in the center, brownish red translucent at the edges. Leaves some soapy lacing in sporadic webs. Soapy light tan head. Nice light, toasty ,nutty porter with a nice bitter hop finish, smooth creamy light cask feel.
phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew pours a dark brownish black colour with a two finger sized tan head. Lace that is left behind is sticky. Aroma is soft, faint with noticeable nutty character. But kind of weak. Taste is slightly metallicy with plum and apple flavors. Overall it’s a pretty average brew.
Skyview (5031) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask drawn at the downtown Madison, Wisconsin brewpub. Pours clear dark cola brown brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some citrus and pine hops, a touch of chocolate and some roasted nuts. Taste us medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, a little grapefruit and spruce, and a touch of dark chocolate. Finish as a silky texture with a mild grapefruit and bitterness.