arminjewell (8752) - 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 (2961) - 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 (8872) - 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 (6906) - 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 (9309) - 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 (3290) - Clevelandish, 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 (3580) - 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..
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brewpub sampler - Pours dark brown with a long lasting light tan head. It has a mild aroma of roast malt and chocolate and tastes of that dark roast malt along with a hint of vanilla. It’s medium bodied and has a bitter finish. Nice.
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the sampler at the brewpub. Deep mahagony color with a thin beige head. Nose of sweetened coffee and roasted grains. Roasted grains, some caramel and burnt toast. The finish reminded me of a sweeted coffee. Decent porter.