can8ianben (1446) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap in southern Michigan. It was served a little too cold, but it was still a treat to savour. Thick rich mouth feel compliment the dark taste. It isn’t too watery, some subtle hoppiness to give this more than just a smoky backbone. Good malt depth. The beer isn’t overwhelmingly good, just good.
jb (2700) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ron brought a couple of these over tonight. A fine brewer. This was a nice reddish brown color with a light tan thin head. Fruity, toasted aroma. Hoppy palate with a finish of toasted malt and hops.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice and roasty porter with slight chocolate undertones. Smooth and moderate on the palate. The hops don’t really show up in the middle but add some bitterness on the end. A very drinkable, nice porter. Clean, with a nice roasty coffee aroma. A good beer that is not overstated at all.
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strange aroma that had a metallic edge predominating. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Flavor was really good with light coffee, a really good chocolate malt, and hops on the back of the tongue. Smooth and full texture made this a wonderful porter outside of the aroma.
Thanks to OhioDad for this wonderful Ohio brew.
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man Oh Man - what a Beer !!! If you like the "Porters" here it is !! Kudoo’s to the Great Lakes Gang ! As mentioned in many of the other rates: strong hints of chocolate and coffee. Keep us the great work guys !!
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite hoppy, tasty as served in a bottle. One can’t help thinking of the famous song by the same name while drinking. Superior it’s said never gives up her dead, and I certainly wouldn’t give up the opportunity to drink this beer.
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roast here. High in bitter hop bite. Notes of chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a tiny bit too carbonated. Not a typical porter in myu opinion, this almost reminds me of a hopped up stout.
Axic10 (3) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice black color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Not a strong overbearing beer that I recommend to people who aren’t big on dark beers. First had it at Great Lakes while I was planning a move to Cleveland. As soon as I settled in I bought a six pack. Prefer it on tap, but out of the bottle is a close second.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.
Poured black with ruby highlites and a creamy light-tan head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate-covered cherries, and a touch of hops. Taste feels rather hop-driven... intense grassiness, weakly supported by coffee grounds and a tiny bit of bittersweet chocolate. Body is average, but somewhat thin for a porter. Not really understanding this one... too much grassy hops for my taste, not enough malty sweetness.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 From Bottle:
From the first sip I was in heaven. Taste like dark roasted coffee and chocolate. So smooth, so easy to drink. I was sad when I looked at my empty bottle.