Maxbier (320) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black, dark brown head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts and malty sweetness. Flavor is rich roasty malt flavor with caramel and nice balance of hop flavors. Finish is caramel/toffee flavor sweetness and slight hop bittering. Very good porter.
Tbone78 (4) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter is robust but I’m going to overlook it as one that claimed a chocolate/coffee taste and barely delivered.
Some thing about the palette left me thinking... cheap.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours mahogany, some light some through, finger of creamy tan head. Aroma bready, caramel, roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops. Taste folows nose, very slight bittering from roast malts, caramel, chocolate, earthy hops. Mouthfeel fuller side of medium, lower carbonation, slight roast and hop astringency, balanced finish. Overall one of the best examples of a robust porter made, very tasty, complex and balanced, drinks well, can have a few of these!
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours almost black with a beige head, tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee, slight bitter finish with the hops, very nicely done, a solid porter
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown/black with a ruby tint and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and other dark malts. Taste pretty well follows the nose. I’d rather the coffee characteristics were a bit more muted, but it was great otherwise.
arnold931 (575) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black body with some creamy tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Taste is basically the same.
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark ruby black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is a crisp rich chocolate malt, rich and full. Finish is clean and full body.
Jethro6191 (445) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black with some ruby highlights. The dense thin tan head disapates to a thin ring around the glass. Big roasty aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and vanilla cola. Moderate hop bitterness that kicks in at the finish. Medium body and carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with some tingling from the carbonation and hop bitterness. Nice blend of roasted malt and hop bitterness.
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle from cellar. Pours a dark reddish brown with 1 finger tan head. Aroma - dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, slight hint of yeast. Taste - dark chocolate, coffee, malt, little earthy in the middle. Finish is moderately long and segues from coffee, to malt, and back to coffee. Carbonation is lively and a touch prickly on the palate and down the back of the throat. Not my favorite porter, but probably in the top 10.
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
black, hazy, frothy, tan foam, caramel, chocolate, toast, basement aromas, smoke, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, flat, long finish,