alexsdad06 (8431) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from early 2013 notes. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, some earthy notes, too thin and watery, also a bit too sweet.
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a clear brown color with aromas of roasted malt, light caramel, and nuts. Flavors followed suit, with a decent amount of roast ones, solid porter.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Moerlein brewery. Pours a cloudy chestnut amber with a beige ring and film. Light color for the style. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, dead leaves, and a splash of root beer. Flavor of cola, caramel, leaves, nuts, earth, and mild spice. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp, malty, earthy mouthfeel. A little light in color, sweet in malt, and high in carbonation to be on the money for the style.
bluejacket74 (1770) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark brown/reddish color with about a half inch light tan head. The head didn’t stay around for too long, and there isn’t much lacing. The brew smells like roasted/caramel malt, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. Taste is the same as the aroma, it tastes like roasted and caramel malt, nuts, and some chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick, and it’s smooth and easy to drink. To me it seems more like a brown ale than a porter. Overall, it’s not a bad brew, just decent. Can’t complain since I bought only a single of this. Worth a try!
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours dark with a small tan head. Super roasty aromas, chocolately. This is a delicious drink... nice and roasty. Some coffee and chocolate.
rondphoto (3740) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with a light tan head and swirls of lace. Taste is an easy-drinking caramel malt with edgy carbonation. This is a good, common, outdoor BBQ beer, or maybe for hot dogs and potato salad. Much more than the nat’l brands, but nowhere near the good crafy brewers. It is successful in what it intends to be.
queenholly (3612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nutty roasted malt aroma. Deep chestnut with a moderate beige head. Nutty caramel malt flavor with a roasty finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Reminds more of a nice brown ale than a porter.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Milk chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut with nice head. Slightly sweet milk chocolate flavor. A bit light but overall enjoyable porter.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft complex beer.
Patrickctenchi (5783) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, clear ruby-brown with a large, whipped tan head.
Caramel and chocolate aroma.
Taste is strong, sweet malt, light chocolate.
Some fruitiness...almost a pear note.
Very light, but a really nice taste and feel.