DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Caterwaul. Dark brown reddish color, clear body. One finger thick brown head, good lace. Nice toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Good smooth lighter carbonation. Medium body. Lightly dry in the finish. More sweet taste, a light bit of bitter. Very solid, smooth, tasty porter.
swoopjones (4221) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Folly Beach. Cola colored pour. Coffee roastinessin both aroma and flavor. Touch of bakers chocolate. Medium to lighter body. Ok
JCB (3798) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. Decently inviting dark brown pour, though nothing especially notable about it. Cloudy looking, spotty head. Earthy nose with chocolate malts and dark bread notes. Mouthfeel could be a bit more substantial but itís fairly close to the mark. Loads of chocolate flavors in the taste, warming and satisfying but nothing over the top. Decent.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate dipped in coffee. Taste starts with coffee grounds, cocoa, then bitter and lightly spiced rye. Tasty.
OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pont at EVO Charleston. Good aroma, sweet, chocolate. dark brown color, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Good, sessionable.porter. not gonna wow you but nice. Earthy notes as it warms.
TomTron (294) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy city pluff mud sounds rather sacreligious but oh well, this is a pretty damn good beer from an upstart brewery from my homestate. Pours coffee black with a thin tan head. Lots of chocolate and some licorice notes in the aroma. Flavor is much of the same with some coffee ground bitterness rounding it out. Solid effort.
woodychevy (96) - - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favourite brew from Holy City. Looks and smells like your classic delicious porter. Quickly dissipating tan head- thin mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee and some pluff mud on the palate. Not too hoppy but decent balance. Not the most complex porter you will ever have, but HC has succeeded in a beer that is still appealing in warmer weather. A true testament to this brew is the "non-dark-beer-drinker" next to me in the tasting room that suprised himself by finishing every last drop and loving it.
atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black like I love them to be. Coffee cocoa smell and taste. Good brew from an even better state.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Charleston Beer Works. Pours a hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, pecans, chocolate, and earth. Aroma of rich toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, and roasted brown sugar. Medium body, medium carbonation, toasty mouthfeel. Solid porter.
Garbageman (353) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark with rich coffee and toasty notes. Nice creamy coffee taste with roasted malt and slight hop aftertaste.