Strykzone (5263) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Haymarket. A black beer that has a tan head. Smells like a coffee but wirh even more roast. Dry. Earth is tasted first with something like oats. Chocolate. Dry but with a sweeter side. I like this.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haymarket. Pour is dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasts for a while. Aroma of roasted coffee, sweet caramel, citrus, and cocoa. Flavor has vanilla, light roast, grapefruit, and chocolate. Finish is dry and roasted. Good.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours black with a brownish tan head. Nose is firmly of coffee. Lots of chocolate and faint vanilla along with the robust roasty notes. Clean and earthy. On tasting, the coffee is well integrated and reinforces the chocolate elements of the porter. Coffee escapes the potential green pepper and ash tray notes that can happen. Quite smooth and clean overall. Well balanced. I dig this.
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I reall enjoyed this porter. Slightly smokey but a citruscy blend. Pours a deep brown and smells smokey. Had at haymarket.
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jkwood04 (4356) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, light berry and fruit notes, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid porter.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Taste the Rarity
Pours ruddy black with a tan head. Big coffee aroma, like my kitchen smells when I take a bean a little past second crack, slight burning. Coffee with cream flavor, with a nice bit of mocha sweetness. Fairly one dimensional, but a dimension I sure like.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub with Dava and Doran. Came in the glass black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee with a hint of vanilla. Medium plus body and rich mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance of the chocolate and coffee and some earth Finish is clean and smooth and slightly bitter. Very nice beer
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket. Poured black with huge tan head. Very nice fresh coffee aroma with the roasty malt undertones. Light carb med bod. Strong coffee again in the taste and not bitter. Very nice.
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee and roasted malts. The taste was of coffee bitterness and roasted malt sweetness. It had a medium to heavy body and mild carbonation. Decent.
deyholla (7455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a rich coffee note with a decent amount of roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor has some earthy chocolate with dark grains and a strong coffee note.