brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Molasses aroma with roasted grain. Medium body. Roasted-toasted-burnt malt with ask and wood hints. Not bad. Medium body. Not too much to say about this one. Did not make an impression on me but was drinkable.
Cybercat (2464) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a luscious and barely translucent chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Rich aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee and molasses with a hint of licorice. Smoky flavor has firm notes of roast coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, licorice and molasses with more than a hint of hops. Smooth texture is quite fizzy. Definitely worth ordering a crater if you like dark beers.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Jupiter Craft Brewer’s Festival 2013... Clear nearly-black ale with flashes of ruby and a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The bouquet is roasty and chocolaty with a trace of vanilla. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is roasty and sweet, offering chocolate, and toasted tree nuts. Lengthy, sweet finish.
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light dark earthy grains with roasted malts underlying. Flavor has a bit more chocolate with roasted malts and a touch of dark grains.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A finely balanced porter with a good English malt base and nice chocolate notes. Medium bodied with some roast. Pours a pretty dark brown with a slight tan ring.
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #11 Asheville trip. Pours a very, very deep brown. Aroma is lightly chocolate. Flavor is a match, simple, smooth chocolate, some balancing bitterness on the finish. Not spectacular, but solid.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brixx Chapel Hill. Glad this was on sale.... Looks like my companion’s Coke. Dark copper brown pour with a thin fizzy head. Appearance just looks thin and soda-y. Nose is lightly nutty and grainy with some cereal notes. Head doesn’t stick around. Some diacetyl and toasted grain in the flavor. Hints of mellow cacao. Very lean and dry with subtle coffee notes. Brown porter? Needs more substance
LiMuBai (87) - - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This, beige head. Aroma thin with coffee and chocolate. Limited palate. Dark mahogany color.
bmac01 (6) - Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Dark brown with beige head. Smooth and very good. Great chocolate aroma. Had this at the brewery in Asheville. Served at the right temperature. Great experience.
maxwelldeux (2228) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a flight at the brewpub. Lots of roasted notes to this with some great malty undertones to this. I rather like this porter.
nuplastikk (3288) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bier Garden, Asheville. Brown-black, some stained-glass corners. Steady thin beige head. Sweet roasty cocoa aroma, a touch of coffee. Creeping towards Stout. Medium bodied, somewhat watery, but big specialty malt tones. A touch too roasty for the style, but a nice beer.