RichCityBrewer (6) - richmond, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours very dark brown. With medium head quickly dissipating .Aroma of roasted malts and light chocolate. Smoky coffee flavors with a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
UrbanCaveman (54) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at 50 degrees F.
A: Pours a deep, dark brown, but clear enough to see through. What little head forms is thin and quickly dissipates, though the beer leaves nice lacing on the glass for a moment ere it slides back into the liquid.
S: Slightly smoky dark roasted coffee and 90%+ dark chocolate riding a charred grain malt aroma, with some hints of sweetness around the edges.
T: Oh, that’s malty. Dark, charred roasted grain, deliciously bitter, with the black roasted coffee and extra-dark chocolate notes clearly present. There are some hints of campfire smoke and cherry wood, or at least the flavor I get off of meat smoked over cherry wood. The finish is a deeply satisfying bitter roasted grain.
M: While rich, the mouthfeel is surprisingly light, given the nose and flavor profile. It manages to feel light and drinkable, without being too watery.
O: This is just a good, solid porter. Whenever I meet someone who doesn’t yet know what a porter is, I introduce them to the style with this beer. It generally changes expectations as to what a porter should be.
redtechnj (218) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma-Dark chocolate, smoke
Appearance- Deep rich reddish brown, thick fluffy beige head.
Flavor- Starts sweet but quickly the smoky bitterness kicks in.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"pours pretty dark, almost stoutish in appearance. smooth tan head. aroma is smoke, chocolate, and hops. body is medium at best but smooth and it’s richly flavored and robust. smoke, coffee, cocoa, bittersweet finish. one of the better porters out there...no surprise from this brewer. thanks louis for the trade!"
Loki930 (7) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Grandma's Sports Saloon. Really great beer. Thick black color but very smooth.
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KamGoPro (103) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark dark black pour. Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee that has bolf hops and gentle carbonation with fresh light finish. After bitter that lingers perfectly!
jbruner (2418) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep blackish brown from the bottle with thin tan head. Aroma is weak, soy and chocolate with slight roast. Taste is way more toward the roast and chocolate with a nice deep soy back end. Solid porter.
jeremyh70 (753) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with garnet highlights and has a beige head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roast and light brewed coffee. Taste has some bittersweet chocolate that leads into a nice roastiness and coffee bean flavors. Moderate amount of roasty bitterness with just a slight bite. Finishes nice and dry. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a light/medium body and moderate carbonation. Really nice, straightforward Porter. A good marker of the style.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a big foamy head. Roasted malt, sugary cream and toffee aroma. Dark roasted malt flavor witb some burnt character. Dark roast. Draws down soapy. Lots of bite. A robust porter.
tectactoe (2170) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown, almost black with some translucency only at the edges. Light-tan head mellows out thinly & spans across the top of the brew; moderate lacing left behind. Aroma of roasted malts & light chocolates with an underbelly of creamy smoothness & a hint of bitterness biting softly towards the back-end. Flavor opens up a bit more with added complexity; roasted malt, burnt campfire wood, roasted nuts, coffee beans, & mildly charred grains. The finish exhibits a very slight floral & earthy hop bite, ending with a bittersweet chocolate malt flavor that lingers for a while. Moderately creamy body, perhaps a tad thin. Very nice porter.