RateBeer
overall
86
80
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style brown porter. A dark brown beer with a red tint, it offers mocha, carob, and chocolate flavors and coffee aromas with a slightly smoky and warming alcohol finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Brown pour with a small head. Roasted nuts, cream and marshmallow. Chocolate, light roast. Taste is mellow, some roast, caramel and earth. Light bitterness. Soft body. Smooth. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with an initial rocky, bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of just grounded coffee beans. Flavor is bold with some bittersweet baker’s chocolate. some day old black coffee, a finish of topsoil. Mouthfeel has a nice chalkiness to it. Been a a while since I had a solid every day English Porter with out something added to it or sweetened out to the max. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (948) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from springslicker. Roasted malt in aroma. Dark pour. Taste was roasted malts. Over carbonated and fizzy. Odd. End of taste is a little off with fizz and odd hops

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle pours black with big head, aroma is roast with a light floral aroma, taste is smooth roast, very nice porter style

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Lowes (Boone, NC). Pours muddy brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, some dark/milk chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee/espresso, a bit of chocolate, some toffee. Deep flavors developed here. A solid porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to bmoosey. Pours dark brown with a tan head, smells of milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, dark roast coffee, and roasted malts. Body is a little heavy, but a pretty nice porter overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (158) - North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh. Black hue, zero visibility with 1/4" thick creamy light khaki head. Good lacing. Heavy roasted malt, coffee & milk chocolate. Light creamy malt flavor up front with a light creamy milk chocolate finish. Creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (348) - - APR 4, 2014
Had in a bottle at Wayside in Biltmore with Red Sox game. Decent porter- pretty heavy mouthfeel so only a "3" for palate. Feels more stout-like to me. Pours dark brown with reddish tinge. Decent head and lacing. Tons of chocolate and coffee on the nose/ palate. On the sweet side for me- maybe too much vanilla/caramel in there? Great winter beer- feeling a bit more like lighter spring brews at the moment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Draft at brewery. Label thanks to AdamT. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee, roast, light toast and mocha. Lighter medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at the brewery, served in a taster. Pours a cloudy brown-amber with an off-white head that laces the glass. Notes of toasted malts, tobacco, brown sugar, chocolate, leaves, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. Decent porter.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50