nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black tan head. Very smooth creamy has a bit of carb in it. Tastes smells roasty chocolate bit of Vinillia. Has a nice crisp finish. Everyone says not too bit I felt it was just before it mellowed out. Over all mi e beer.
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is all roast. Taste is smooth, roasty, none of the tartness that ruins most porters for me. Body is smooth with medium to light crisp carbonation. This is the best porter I have ever had.
boxofrane (2200) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at railroad. Pours pitch black with no head to speak of. Aroma is chocolate and coffee and very sweet. Taste is chocolate up front with a sharp coffee ground finish.
reggiedunlop (3181) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy medium mocha head...looks thick. Aroma has very nice roastiness with mild notes of espresso and dark fruit...some dark chocolate. Flavor follows suit...very rich and roasty...not much burnt but nice espresso, chocolate, and dark fruit...not muddled at all! Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a bold roasty finish that has nice bitterness. Fabulous!
Stine (1624) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A seemingly massive, robust, and sophisticated take on this style that almost totally takes off. Giant and deep aroma of purplish fruit, chocolate and coffee, heavy on roast and caramelized sugars. Flavor is similar but packed with a bit more forthright sweetness, especially heavy on a frustratingly thin vanilla note. Medium palate; given the indicators, it ought to be heavier. Finishes with heavy licorice and a somewhat long semi-sweet smack of maple and wood; close to an excellent example.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. from the Booyamachine himself. There was a lot of hype surrounding this beer when it was bestowed upon me. Usually that would be the death knell for any brew but this one did not disappoint. "Robust" doesn’t even begin to describe how ballsy this beer is. Huge roast and an interesting hop profile make the finish pretty bitter. Makes for a deep an thought-provoking beer. My only qualm is that mine smelled funny. The coffee aromas are fighting with some kind of vegetal/sour smell. I think I poured it in a dirty glass, which is a shame. Now I’ll never complete my BJCP.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black rich looking beer with a darker tab head. The aroma is full of chocolate, caramel and a hint of roasted coffee. This is a very rich beer that still allows for a hint of earth hops to come through. Great full body, amazing taste...this might be the perfect American Porter.
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Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Acquired through trade, courtesy of Adam. Thanks Man! Bottle shared at Home with friends. Poured pitch black with a small tan head and good lacing. Very viscous and syrup-like in appearance. Smell is dark chocolate, light char, dark fruit, coffee, a touch of leather, vanilla, graham crackers, and light tobacco. Taste is very chocolatey, tobacco, licorice, dark fruits, espresso, toasted malt, earthy, chewy, and char. Getting a lot of coffee lingering in the finish and it is delicious. Seriously creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very nice beer and easily the best porter I have ever had. A dark, malty, roasty porter with an assertively balanced hop presence; something I could drink everyday of the week. Every time I drink this thing I love it more and more. Could possibly be my favorite beer of all-time. Simply exceptional.
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
last bottle of the day, well- besides the summer pils?? .. . pours a depp black brown .. good foam .. . deep tar and charcoal .. . a very nice porter .. . . i really hope he grows out of this..
KyotoLefty (6642) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG Grand Tasting, 2012. Nice black with lace. Nose is a typically roasted porter nose, not that impressive. Flavor is sweet, milky, creamy chocolate, a little bit of tang. Amazingly soft body. It must be the water that gives this wonderful softness…