rdixon77 (672) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice complex porter. Dark brown pour. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, peat, oak. Taste was equally complex with strong but bittersweet chocolate presence and some dark fruits. Medium bodied and easy drinking for a porter. Excellent.
Angelmonster (115) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of fresh chocolate brownies mixed with roasted malts and burnt coffee. Sweet cocoa and oak are also in the mix, no hops present and alcohol is very light.
Pours a 1/4 inch cappuccino head, body is black with mocha highlights. Head retention is good and lacing is above average.
Tastes of charred oak followed by sweet coffee and burnt malts. No hops are detected and alcohol is slightly in aftertaste.
Beer is light bodied for a porter but has a nice creaminess like its on nitro. Carbonation is above average and finishes a bit dry.
Overall, beer is exceptional for the style. Full flavored, light bodied and session able but with a kick.
Emeister84 (960) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. Dark brown-black with a lasting tan head. Dry, roasty, a little charred tasting, subtle dried fruit. Medium-full bodied.
BOSSbrewer (1601) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Thinner bodied. Smooth beer. Very nice.
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Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-28-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a small off white head. The head fades rather fast to give only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a wonderful mix of roasted malt and chocolate as well as a light caramel sweetness. With these aromas is a very light dark fruit aroma of plum and raisin as well. Overall the aroma is nice and sweet.
Taste – The taste begins with nice roasted malt and some slightly bitter coffee notes. As the taste advances a sweeter chocolate flavor greets the tongue. The chocolate is soon complemented with some dark fruit as well as caramel flavors. These sweeter caramel and dark fruit flavors last to the end, but there they end up fading, resulting, in the end, a nice semi-sweet cocoa flavor that is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the average to slightly above average side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. While the body was lighter then would have been nice for the roasty and cocoa flavors, the carbonation was right on par. While the body was lighter, when complemented with the carbonation and smooth flavors, it did make for a very easy drinking porter.
Overall - A tasty brew with some nice roasty and chocolate flavors. Easy drinking and good.
Tonkun (862) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark amber pour with a tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Milky and silky medium body. Very nice
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and chocolate on the nose and in the mouth. A good porter.... lacked a little depth for my liking.
dlovell2 (742) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with an amber tint and a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with tobacco, molasses and chocolate. Flavor starts with a sweet caramel malt, followed with roasted malt and chocolate finishing with coffee and smokiness. Really nice beer. Thanks Maxbier for this one!
bagalagalaga (113) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter, nothing experimental about it, just the right amounts of coffee/chocolate/toast taste. Probably the only good thing about Cleveland.
OneHotPepper (30) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter at the start. Drank from a bottle. Perfect notes of chocolate and coffee with a bit of sweet in the end.
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