VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a reddish-orangeish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, dark fruits. Flavor is ash, vanilla, dark chocolate, dish cleaning water (post doing-the-dishes). Ashy finish. Light to medium body, weak carbonation. Not so good.
strongpieman (1459) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, thick, roasted & coffee flavors. Smooth and thick, reminiscent of a stout with the hoppiness of a porter. Very good, and a little different.
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is roasty, chocolate and coffee with some subtle hops. Taste is full of flavor, deep coffee and chocolate flavors, quite drinkable and a palate pleaser. Finishes nicely on the same flavor notes , with a mid lingering. Another great Michigan microbrew. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and roasty coffee chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty and burnt, of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit notes, and caramel with a dry coffee finish. Nice brew with good complex flavor
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours nearly opaque brown/black with a generous
frothy beige head---big roasty choco coffee up front
and creamy medium palate---finishes with earthy bitterness----a solid dark beer it reminds me of Dark Horse Reserve Special
bagalagalaga (109) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid beer, it has the burnt toasty/coffee flavors that are found in both porters and stouts so I guess thatís how it "confuses" you. Either way itís a good porter or a good stout, or just a good beer if you want to keep it simple.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The French Laundry in Fenton, Michigan. Pours dark brown with a light brown head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a dry coffee finish that sticks to the palate.
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a lot of lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel with burnt malts. Taste is chocolate, sweet fruits with cherry. Thinner mouthfeel
Finishes with some sweetness and bitterness
hopheadtenor (6) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great roasted aroma with hint of coffee. Deep black with fairly light head. Taste uber roasted....like that is what they were highlighting no doubt. It clings to the back of your tongue when the hops shine through after the blast of roastiness. Overall this beer yet again pleases as every Greenbush brew has for me. Hefty and solid at 7.2 abv
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Lots of bitter chocolate in the nose. This is a big chocolaty porter with some berry fruit, roasted grains and a long chocolaty finish. Nice flavorful porter.