shrubber85 (6803) - 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 (2740) - 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 (2566) - 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 (3333) - 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 (3308) - 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.
beermeindiana (1) - kokomo, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Deep brown to black with a very nice creamy frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Very smooth with a sweet malt charater. Very nice beer that makes you want another.
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. More my style.
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Deep brown with reddish highlights, creamy but fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of prune, chocolate, walnut, toasted malt, herbal hops, and a hint of DMS. The taste is a smooth sweet malt character with some nut and fruit under it all. The finish is a tad short but I found this an enjoyable beer. The mouth feel could use a tad more body to match the flavor profile. Quaffable.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a semi-opaque no visible carbonation dark red brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty. . The thin flavor contained notes of brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again. Missing most good porter qualities.