sturmthis (911) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Molasses and vanilla aroma. Tastes the same. Not bad.
Patrickctenchi (4958) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark cola, with a short, creamy, light brown head.
Dark chocolate roast aroma.
Taste is creamy, chocolate, light coffee bitter.
Very nice...robust in body and flavor...
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and cereal. Taste is roasted malt with chewy oatmeal and a touch of smoke.
Rperez (180) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic beer with some depth and it gets even better once it hits room temperature, coffee, some bitter chocolate very well balance! I loved it
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carolinewils81 (9) - - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth, robst, sweet and bitter, hops come through nicely. Very enjoyable. Well balanced.
ContemplateBeer (1776) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Almost reminds me of a Schwarzbier; chocolate is subdued and a dry roast pervades; some solid herbal/floral hop presence in tow; not even a suggestion of sweetness. Appearance: Solid black pour with a big, sticky mocha head that settles into a sticky crown. Flavor: Starts off light enough with a touch of chocolate; roast is ever present but not dominant until towards the finish, where it leads a bit of a crescendo; lingering bitterness is low but present. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A pretty nice porter; wouldn’t know there were oats involved without being informed.
novice101 (308) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich dark brown color with a khaki head, smells of loads of caramel with some chocolate.Taste is very rich with a very thick mouthfeel, loads of caramel and chocolate and coffee
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from bottle dark brown with beige head. Very mild malt aroma. Very smooth, well balanced beer. Slightly sweet malt with nice bitter hop follow up.
eRock_2013 (333) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 A well-balanced porter; of all the porters I’ve sampled, this one has the most enjoyable and distinctive presence of subtle hops both in the aroma and the taste. Has a standard black appearance, aroma is consistent and anticipates the flavor well. The flavor is balanced and complex with roasty malts, chocolate and coffee malty accents, and also a mildly bitter hoppy finish. I can’t discern which specific hops but the flavor is definitely there. Medium-bodied, finishes a little oily. Exceptionally good overall, and is a bargain buy in the southeast.
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jhp40219 (387) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a small light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty much the same as aroma. Big roasty malt finish. Medium body, slightly chewy texture, average carbonation. Somewhat long finish. Almost stout-like, but a bit thinner and easier to drink. Very good!