Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - APR 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milk chocolate, toasty malts, cocoa, and a feint herbal nose. Black coffee, burnt sugar, toffee, with a touch of hops in the back ground, Mouth feel starts a little on the lively side fading into a pleasant firm smoothness. Finishes with a lingering roasted malt character and a dash of hop resin. Well done!
OnTheTrail (51) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best beer I have had yet, I think. I am very impressed with Great Lakes, and want to have this one again.
joejames (305) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black to the eye but deep red when held to light. Quick off white head some lacing with no real retention. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is perfectly balanced bittersweet. Medium bodied, average carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes coffee like bitter. Tasting note of coffee, dark chocolate, slight smoke and vanilla. This is a very tasty porter hopped the way I like it!
raymow (978) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled - a very good porter. Lightly sweet roasted malt flavor. Nice dark color. Nice chocolate flavor as well.
voyageurmike (130) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint from Slainte. Mahogany with ruby red tint, nice tan lacing, moderate carbonation. Coffee and malt in the aroma, malty hops taste and mildly bitter finish. A solid porter if a bit more hoppy than I prefer for the style. Very enjoyable.
cutitoutdave (64) - - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden brown from 12 oz with generous tan head. Chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Malty chocolate, molasses, and roasted character with citrusy hop finish. Chewy on the palate with full body. Delicious porter with full complement of flavors, one of the best I've had. Will buy again.
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tillmac62 (376) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBD 7/14/15. Pours a beautiful deep dark ruby that approaches black. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
Rich nose of dark chocolate over a rich caramel malt base with a touch of roast.
Light medium body with a smooth texture that lacks creaminess. Above normal carbonation with a nice burst of effervescence in the middle and a prickly finish.
The flavor profile is less intense than expected, a bit complex and very well balanced. It begins with a slight baker’s chocolate flavor that flows into a mild herbal bitterness in the middle. The richness of the nose never expresses itself. Roast appears in the middle - finish transition. Caramel never really becomes significant. The finish is a slow fade of roast and herbal hops.
willisread (600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Dark brown to black color with a thin tan head. Huge coffee bomb on the nose with undertones of roasted malt and chocolate. Body is thin and light and very drinkable. Some dark fruit and licorice noticeable as it comes to room temperature. Nice smooth finish. A really great porter.
Eructoblaster (3286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 355ml. Pours a black body with brown glints and a thin beige foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with woody, spicy, and roasty hints. Its well balanced taste carries oaky, liquorice, cocoa, and nutty notes. Ends with a long bitter/roasty finish. Interesting.
BananaBi11 (27) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a whole lot of smell there, smells of coffee...not much else. Tastes of coffee, wood, and nuts. A tiny bit bitter as well. Very light in terms of drinkability, similar to an ale I would say. Used to drinking stouts when I drink a dark beer, and when drinking a porter, I tend to get surprised that they are so light. Still very good however, would recommend if you are wanting to try a very high quality porter with the ’porter’ flavor.
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/29/15 (Bottle) - Black thin pour, minimal tan head, mild carbonation. Chocolate dark roast coffee aroma and taste, very pleasant. Texture light and thin, light carbonation, nice clean taste. Overall very good beer.