Patrickctenchi (5714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, dark brown with a beige head.
Light coffee, chocolate aroma.
Nice taste....coffee and chocolate malt, again....
A little bit of roast.
Pretty decent....just seems a tad on the light and watery side.
bpar73 (884) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a tan head, Dark roasted malt and mild chocolate in the aroma and taste. Nice down-the-middle porter.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of sweet caramel, roast, chocolate, hints of earthy notes into a bit of coffee. Taste is sweet, some cocoa powder, hints of coffee, slight coffee, roast, finishing sweet, dry.
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is malts and coffee.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Clear dark brown color. Minimal ring of off-white head. Decent ridges of lace. Good chocolate aroma, some mild coffee, some caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium body. Light slick. Lighter carbonation. Solid porter.
b3shine (7738) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Half Moon. Looks solid; a translucent cola with very thin off-white lacing. Smells solid too; dark malt and coffee. Tastes like it smells with average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.
shrubber85 (9997) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet light chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Tasty.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub
The bigger beers were more interesting despite there only being two on tap. A robust porter has plenty of flavor to keep you interested. At the same time it doesn’t abrade the palate and tire you after a pint.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid brownish base is black around the edges. An ebony head idly sits on top like cake icing. Coffee, licorice, and chocolate are a bittersweet foundation for a nose that also harbors black licorice.
Flavor / Palate - Velvet creamy malts soothe the palate. Raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee stir the senses into action. A sweeping fruity taste carries into a pleasant finish. This is one of the best porters that I’ve tried in a while and totally unexpected after previous samples.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Coffee, smoky peat, chocolate, and prune aroma. Black brown with a small tan head, light lacing. Coffee, chocolate, and earthy smoky peat flavor with a light floral bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body. Nice.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly above Average porter. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Appearance is black/brown, moderate carbonation. Taste is balanced between hops and chocolate malts. Taste is coffee/chocolate. Palate is moderate. Overall, great porter and would have again..