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 donít 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 (1587) - 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 !! Kudooís 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 canít help thinking of the famous song by the same name while drinking. Superior itís said never gives up her dead, and I certainly wouldnít 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 arenít 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.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex porter, good finish. Not much to say except YUM!!! Would recommend. Iíve yet to have something from this brewer that I dislike.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 This is a great beer. It tastes and smells more like a stout though.Aromas of coffee and a hint of burnt toast, very roasty. It has a nice thin tan head that stay. Has a slight bitter taste and a dry finish, much like toast, very good! Definitely would recommend this to others. THAT MEANS YOU!