frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep mahogany with a thick, holding tan head. What an awesome aroma! Perfect... chocolate malts, coffee, roastiness, sweetness/bitterness, light smoke, a hint of dark fruit... nothing wrong in the aroma department. Excellent for the style (or for the "malted genre" in general). Mouth is a little thin and dry, but the flavors are damn solid. Comforting, bittersweet chocolate... with just a drop of alcohol to remove you from your safety-zone. Iíve GOT to get out to Denver again...
<font size=-4>Pint bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/plainf Plainfield, IL 60544</font>
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 (2330) - 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 (2769) - 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 (225) - 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 (3475) - 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, Iíd like it to be a little more assertive. What presents itself is mostly coffee a total one noter, sadly.
The taste is ALL COFFEE, whereíd that come from. Way to much coffee and nothing else. Iím canít believe this isnít a coffee stout. Boring and no complexity.
The feel is great, totally coasting and lasting.
Geokkjer (4991) - 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.
Camons (4491) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Cockney pub, Ňrhus. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of oatmeal, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is much like aroma. Medium body, soft carbonation.