cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this porter a lot. Pours dark brown and the head is a tan color. Tasted a bit of chocolate and coffee and I think I tasted a bit of nut too. Smells much the same. Great beer.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down my favorite porter. Enjoyed at Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison, WI. Very dark brown or even black in appearance, tan head. Roasted aroma with chocolate thrown in. Flavor is more mocha notes. Very smooth mouthfeel, this cat is drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks OhioDad. Dark brown beer, thick light brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey with herbal chicory notes as well. Some rye toast, a bit of smoke and even some light leathery notes. Very rich malty aroma. Flavour is cocoaish, dry huskiness to the malts. Rich leathery/smoked malts. Some toast and light herbal flavour as well. Full-bodied, lingering hoppy dryness and bitterness. Charry finish. Is there anything this brewery makes that isnít world-class?
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black from the bottle, with a foamy tan head. Aroma is strong coffee and roasted malts, as well as some hops that manage to shine through the roast. Flavor is like dark chocolate and coffee with hoppy notes coming in toward the middle, to give it a slightly bitter finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque body with a medium foamy head. Nose-raisin bread, cold molasses. Taste-fig, light unsweet coco, light acid. This is an outstanding beer, not because it has assembled within it amazing flavors, although it does, but because it is done so well. This exemplifies what a porter should taste ice, with the light coffee, dust, straw, and roast coming together perfectly, not flavor over compensating for the other. Perfectly made with quality ingredients. You canít beat that.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Expected more from this beer. Dark brown appearance with a thin tan head. Rather timid chocolate aroma with a flavor to match. Not a very complex porter... almost no coffee or roasted malt. Bitter finish was not very appealing.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer. This is the benchmark that I compare all other porters to. Strong aroma with a chocolate and coffee taste that does not disappoint.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a dark brown with a creamy and bubbly light tan head that sustained and left some lacing. Aroma of cocoa, toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of the same with maybe some lactose? Slight hop presense in both aroma and flavor.
mxpx54981 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured dark with a nice light brown head. Roasted smell and very hoppy. Coffee and chocolate taste with a nice, full body.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice porter, that tastes like a stout in disguise. The pour is black with a nice tan head. The aroma is full of coffee and some chocolatey notes as well. The taste starts out with just a hint of coffee and some roasted malt, but moves on to the citrusy hop flavors rather quickly. A nice porter with a good transition in flavors while in your mouth."