tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really dark brown with a little red around the edges and a small tan head. Lots of milk chocolate on the nose, nice coffee and toasted malt, a slight nuttiness and surprisingly hoppy. Nice hoppy nuttiness up front on the taste, strong coffee note, light chocolatey taste and slightly sweet toasted malt. Delicious, though I still think Founders might have done a better job.
scarletfire65 (1129) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black pour. Creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor follows suit with smoky vanilla notes, ash, woody, and a perfectly sweet chocolate maltiness underneath. Creamy palate. Ashy bitterness on the finish. Very good.
tsd08460 (270) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty
Appearance: dark clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate, coffee
Palate:medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Mmm - delicious porter
miyauchi38 (775) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (400) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Simply put -easily one of the 3 best porters I have ever had, and porters are my favorite type of beer. They turned up the coffee on this one. This is one gorgeous looking beer. Now I have to find it on tap somewhere.
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gordon Lightfoot would roll over in his grave (is he dead?) if he knew that a beer named after one of his most famous songs was this bad. If you would like to try a Porter, skip this one. Thanks.
rayy (44) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the first porter I became really familiar with. Aroma is really nothing spectacular--kind of chocolate milk/mocha. Beautiful reddish-dark brown, but not opaque. Nice tightly knit head. Taste is coffee--chocolate, kind of sweet, but there’s a suggestion of hops and slight suggestion of roasted barley==just enough. Still haven’t had a better porter.
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a little more than average head. The aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, coffee. That’s all present in the flavor, too. The finish is a strong, roasted malt and a little hop tingle. This is an affordable porter, and it’s low price and high quality make it one worth seeking out.
dfearnley (1303) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster
Vanilla, coffee bean, caramel, nutmeg, a liitle red wine.
Deep translucent ted with a thin off white head. Chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt.
knickskicks (925) - - AUG 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, thin pour. Nose is vegetal, metallic, some roast. Taste is roasty, chocolate, fresh water, bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel.
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, slight chocolate aroma. black in color with little head. rich roasty flavor, slight chocolate and coffee, faint bitter finish