hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours dark and sits just about black in my glass with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. Watery, chocolaty aroma offers modest notes of roasted nuts. Medium-bodied and very creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor provides some nice chocolate and coffee notes, but is thin and fairly bland. Leans barely on the sweet side of balance - and that’s at beach temperature, 15° more than room temperature. Lengthy, chocolaty, lightly bittersweet finish. Bottle provided by otakuden!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue, pale tan head doesn’t stick around, but this beer leaves decent lacing on your glass. Nose is gentle woodsmoke, dark malt, roasted malt, and fruit. Flavors of roast, creamy coffee, and fruit. Nice broad, dry palate. Maybe a shade thin, but overall still quite good.
PorkChopJohn (3) - , Montana, USA - DEC 18, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bozeman, MT. Small malty aroma. Dark brown w diminishing beige head. Malty balanced bitterness. Some coffee/chocolate notes. I get a subtle sour, slightly fishy tang at the end. Curious. Nice mild porter.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not usually a fan porters, but enjoyed this on draught in Montana City at Rays....great beer. Creamy, extremely smooth...want to try more porters....
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of coffee, a hint of pepper. Tastes of sweet malt and a touch of coffee. Bitter finish.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Re-rate: on tap in Whitefish, and from the bottle at home. Chocolatey with roasty undertones, a tad thin. Decent enough, but not as good as I remember. ORIGINAL RATING (2008): On tap at the clubhouse in Meadowlake. Dark brown, aromas of chocolate and clay. Fudgey, a litle roasty, smooth mouthfeel, medium bitter finish. Really delicious.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft in Billings. How can you see a name like this and not try it? Nothing really to say that isn’t in the "classic" porter deScription. For what it’s worth, it is a decent beer...fairly roasty, drinkable, and satisfying.
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Legends, Great Falls. Opaque with a small head that lasts pretty well. Aroma is earthy molasses. Flavor is mostly the same with some slight smoke, coffee and chocolate. Palate is light-medium and watery.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap in Great Falls, Montana. I thought it was well done if simple. Very dark in color but could have used more carbonation. Malty with clear hints of almonds and chocolate. Very nice balance and went down well.
festeredrectum (1) - USA - OCT 23, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this beer, but not as much as Harvest Moon Nut Brown. It tastes good, like a pig’s ass with a hint of smegma. mmmmmmmm good