Tmoney99 (9969) - 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 (11166) - 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 (3225) - 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.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at Johnny Carino’s in Billings. It was very dark but not as dark as some porters I’ve had in the past. It was very smooth with a nice full bodied flavor and clean aftertaste. I will drink this again next time I am up that way.
TimE (2940) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Light brown head, pitch black color that allows nothing to get through their. Darkest porter I have ever seen! Smokey nose with a touch of dark chocolate and hay. Slightly sour, charcol, chocolately mouth.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, but not even close to black. Bit of head, but not very thick, alright for a porter. Quite mild roastiness and a surprising, but not out-of-place hoppiness that balances well with the other mild flavors. This beer is fine, but not outstanding. Body could be more full and thicker, maybe more sweetness and stronger notes all around, including alcohol. Certainly better than a pig's ass, but not even close to the standards like Anchor.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Dark brown, cocoa look. middling head when poured, with decent staying power.
Nice chocolate and roast malt presence with mild hops to support. Emphasis on the malts.