nearbeer (3780) - 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
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bale of Hay Virginia City. Not much notes on this one but it was a good, clean, creamy smooth, tasty porter that was not too sweet. Into medium bodied. I wanted to get another the next day but the 30 beers in the microbrew fest kept me away.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee chocolate aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at bert and Ernie in Great Falls.
Pours dark brown with a nice head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate, flavors of coiffee, chocolate and more malts, hardly any hops noticeable.
Perhaps a tad too thin but still a nice beer.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Clear brown-black body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococoffee, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some earthiness, coffee, light cream, cola. Creamy light-medium body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Rhino pub in Missoula, MT
Dark brown/black color with an off-white head and light lacing. The nose is light with roast chocolate and a touch of coffee, more sweet and floral with hops and chocolate malt than the usual astringent stout-porters. The flavor is creamy with a light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Finishes smooth, a decent bite and a tangy finish. Good porter, only had a small sample of this before I had to go, so I might be better off trying a full pint in the future but I just couldn’t pass up a beer with a tap handle like this.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ The Belt Creek Brewpub when Harvest Moon had its brewery in the brewpub. Dark, reddish brown body. Hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasty chocolate flavors slightly smokey. One of my favorite porters.
montanabeerman (9) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler filled from the source in Belt. Consumed two hours later in Choteau, Montana. Great off-white rocky head with decent lacing. Full mouthfeel. Malty flavor with chocolate and caramel notes. Not as roasty as some porters Ive had but a very good example. Fun little brewery in an off the beaten path spot. Brewer mentioned that he has a bottling plant in the works, hopefully this delightful porter transitions well to the bottle.