Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big, foamy, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma consists of lots of coffee and roasted malts, which are complimented by chocolate. The taste is dominated by those roasted malts. The coffee serves as a heavy undertone, and chocolate is still found in here. Some bitterness at the end to go along with a long coffee aftertaste. Full in body, with a texture that begins as slick, but concludes with a surprising amount of carbonation. Actually, there is quite a bit more carbonation than I expect from this style. Good stuff here if you enjoy what it has to offer.
koleminer20 (349) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is incredible. It's a thick blackish brown with a pretty thick tan head. The lace clings to all sides of the glass and looks great. The aroma is big on coffee with a nice dose of chocolate and roasty malt. The flavor is a little different. The chocolate comes through first and then the coffee. The roasted malt is a nice flavor throughout and the mouth feel is a bit thin, but decent
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Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5.25 pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Pitch black with a nice two finger tan head. Lacing is all over the glass, but itís not "thick"... very nice looking beer.
Smell: Youíve smelled a good porter before -- plenty of roasty notes. Roasted malts and some coffee, with maybe a hint of chocolate. Dark malts and coffee are most dominant here though.
Taste/feel: Same as the smell. A relatively harsh bitterness when the beer was initially served (way too cold), but changed for the better quite a lot as it warmed. Surprisingly heavy for a porter, and drinks more like a stout. Slight warming on the finish with a very slight touch of alcohol, but itís minor. The roasted malts and coffee are most prominent in Distorter, with just a little bit of chocolate.
For some reason, I was expecting an awesome porter with Distorter, but I just got a very good one instead. I donít like this as much as Mr. Hyde, but this is one of the better porters Iíve had recently. It worked well for me on tap.
Onslow (1080) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Inky black with a tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is rich with burnt grain, dark roasted coffee, a little earch. Dry finish. Excellent.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle poured a black color with aromas of chocolate, coffee, earth, and some light ash. Flavors were a mix of chocolate espresso with some earth. A nice porter overall, could easily drink this everyday.
wmubronco1992 (583) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Huge tan head. Took a couple minutes to get a complete pour. Chocolate aroma. Flavor of bitter roast, coffee, and chocolate. Heavier palate. Very nice lacing. Still 1/3 inch head 30 minutes after pouring. Solid mouth feel. Overall a very solid beer. I purchased as a single. But its definitely worth picking up a 6 pack.
chucklemation (286) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a dirty white head. Has a nice roasty/smoky body. A solid porter.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to rocks glass. Reminds me of North Coast Old No 38 Stout but I like this better. Roasty and ashy, very drinkable but extremely full flavored. Delicious.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, earthy, and more roast.
HisBoyElroy (397) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my favorite style, but this one was pretty good. Had a bottle at the Melting Pot.