Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, vanilla, marshmallows, chocolatey, bready, and graham crackery aroma. Taste is cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla, earthy, and bready. Medium body with medium carbonation. Your standard porter.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine, Durham. Backlog rating. Always a solid, go-to porter, I was mightily puzzled to learn that GD had retired this brew. Thick chocolatey pour, with a light but consistent carbonation. Flavors of roasted malts, tootsie roll, and espresso in the finish.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter, though not particularly robust. Coffee dominates with some chocolate. Toasty aroma. Pours dark brown with a thick brown head.
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has some chalky cocoa, light roastiness, and very mild dark fruit. Flavor has roasty malts, a hint of peat, and some tea notes...odd and very faint shellfish note. Mouthfeel is medium and silky and the finish is roasty/faintly peaty and mildly burnt.
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with faint hues of red and very little head. A little light on the nose with typical porter scents of coffee and chocolate. The taste of smokey malts starts this brew out but that taste quickly fades to a dryness in the end. Not a bad porter.
Thewade (274) - USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice porter. Really enjoyed this. Roasty, malty, and easy to drink. Small notes of coffee.
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good strong porter. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. I heard great divide will no longer be distributing beer where I live. Bummer they will be missed.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a fairly dark brown-black color wit ha finger of frothy tan head atop. The head fades slowly down to a thick ring leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted caramel and coffee and some sweet chocolate. There is even some noticeable hops in the background.
T - Starts off with lots of roasted coffee and caramel flavor with a bit of hop in the background. Bit of wood as well. Through the middle, some chocolate flavor and stronger roasted flavors come through. The finish is a mix of coffee and dark chocolate that lingers for a while.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall smooth and even a bit creamy. The roasted flavors really fill the mouth nicely and the coffee flavor that lingers is very pleasant.
D - Very drinkable. The coffee and chocolate flavors mix together very nicely. The hop addition is also mixes in really well.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a light black, showing brown in the light, with a very disappointing light tan head. It raises maybe half a finger but is gone quickly leaving a disappointing light soapy film.
The aroma is pretty subtle, I’d like it to be a little more assertive. What presents itself is mostly coffee a total one noter, sadly.
The taste is ALL COFFEE, where’d that come from. Way to much coffee and nothing else. I’m can’t believe this isn’t a coffee stout. Boring and no complexity.
The feel is great, totally coasting and lasting.
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours dark brown with a big long lasting beige head.Aroma is spicy, chocolate, herb and coffee.Flavor is coffee chocolate, coffee, roasted, burnt notes and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice roasted beer.