Stefano21 (17) - Toronto, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Pours a nearly pitch black colour with only slightest hint of head which dissipated instantly. Like most dark beers this thing is full bodies with huge tastes of coffee and hints of chocolate and caramel.
pdx76 (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- pours pitch black with medium thick tan head. Nose of fresh coffee and chocolate. Smooth and thick mouthfeel. Taste of creamy chocolate and coffee well balanced with a bite of bitter hops. Nice beer.
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pdx77 (782) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of coffee. Taste is definite roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted malt. Really smooth and rich, with a lingering coffee presence.
carolinared (12) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So far, my favorite porter, since it avoids the burnt, bitter flavor that to me is not appealing. Overall, a great beer.
RLiddell (37) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened on 10-10-13. Pours a deep, black with little head. nose is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Small head dissipates qucy leaving minimal lacing. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Overall, a very nice porter.
floydslip (102) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a medium beige head that lasts a while. Nose of brown sugar, medium-dark chocolate, and liquid smoke. Flavor has a rich malty sweetness followed by a smoky bitterness that is surprising and quite delicious. As you get used to the smoke flavor, it gets even better. Medium bodied with more carbonation than you would expect for the style, this is an all around solid beer.
Fastmedic (9) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Very Dark red, light does shine through when held in front of a light, frothy creamy head about 1 finger. Lacing is present, clinging to the side of the glass.
S: Roasted malts, and dark chocolate comes through. It smells sweet and inviting.
T: Sweetness hits you right away with a nice dark chocolate undertone. A bite of bitterness right after you swallow. Aftertaste moves from bitter to sweet as it progresses. This is superbly drinkable.
P:So smooth and liquidity, slightly creamy. A bit oily in the back leading to the great aftertaste.
O: Right now my favorite Porter, beating out the Founders Porter.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vary dark Red Brown, Almost Black, with Huge Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Chocolate Aroma. Sweet, Chocolate, Roasted Malt, Vanilla, Bitter Coffee Ending. Rather Thin. Easily drinkable, enjoyed it. Found one more of my favorites. Real Nice. Recommended....
Aurora21 (24) - - OCT 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into a Pint glass, Best By: 12/12/13 A VERY conservative pour left me with a frothy khaki three finger head. This porter is a deep, dark brown that only shows through when held directly to a light source. The head takes itís time to settle in, leaving behind strands of lacing. The aroma is unbelievable, through a slightly stuffed noise Iím still pleasantly overwhelmed. Chocolate, bread, coffee. The taste follows suit. What a magnificent beer. Unexpectedly drinkable for a porter, with a medium body. This will definitely be finding itís way back to my fridge, likely with a few other offerings from Great Lakes Brewing Co. to sample.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium, fluffy, tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and nutty notes. Medium body with some carbonation. Very good.