realtree2 (5) - Ishpeming, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Poured with 3/4in tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Dry and bitter but not overly so. More coffee, cocoa and dark fruits. Spicy hop bitterness. Roasty dry finish.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Mahogany brown with a short tan head. Roasted malt aromas with licorice, coffee, bit of smoke. Medium carbonation, hops, chocolate, licorice flavors. Slightly dry finish.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with light brown head. Roasted malt, coffee and some hop freshness in aroma. Flavor is bitter chocolate, and light hops up front, and finishes very roasted and dark chocolates.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, in a 12 oz bottle with the ship painted on the label. Brewed under the Bavarian purity law, nice. Says it is a world champion gold medal winner, nice. Served at about 45 but ill let it cool down some more before tasting.
Pours with a nice, thick 2 finger caramel colored, sandy looking head. Leaves some amazing lacing as it dissipates in due time. The beerís color is dark and rich with shimmers of ruby/brown near the edges and when held to light.
Smell is heavily, heavily of dark roasted coffee. A bit of bittersweet dark cacao lingers over the top. A fine scented beer.
Nice mouthfeel, it is on the watery side but it is also creamy and smooth which works well with these heavy flavors, and the carbonation is spot on. Flavor is of bittersweet chocolate coffee. Nice and robust. Has a little bit of sourness I typically seem to find in American porters, and a nice sweetness. Slight hop in the finish (this seems to be what this brew is known for). No alcohol present making it higher than normal drinkablity-wise for an American porter.
Overall a solid American porter, it doesnít get much better than this for this style.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer sucked. I didnít like it one bit. I donít know why it is rated as high as it is.
fiercepanda (385) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A cola colored beer with a small tan head. The aroma is cocoa and milk sugar. The flavor is smoky, roasted cocoa, kind of burnt and bitter.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Excellent roasted aroma and flavor. Great flavor and bitter cocoa and hop finish. Strong hop flavor. Not a big difference from a stout.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is liquid smoke, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Excellent porter.
geologyguy (485) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
had in SYR, (comments day after), quite a coffee taste with chocolate present....fairly bitter...perhaps a bit too much...eh...nothing special about this one...
EricTeusink (432) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Despite having had this beer many times, I try to bring some back from every trip to its distribution area. Pours dark, dark brown with light tan head. Smell is roasty coffee. Flavor has nice bitter character with roasty bitterness. Heavy side of medium viscosity. Bottle - Party Station - Fremont, MI