Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Poured at the brewery. Jet black with thin white head with long lasting lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, a little smoky, and a hint of sweetness. Taste is heavy roasted malts which gives a smoky/coffee flavor that leads into some chocolaty sweetness as it warms. Palate is a little fizzy which is a surprise, but doesn’t detract from the beer. Finish is clean. Really amazing beer. At only 5% this one can be consumed all night.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/22/13. On tap with the stud that rated this just below me. Nice black pour with a small tan head. Rich, roasty aroma with light chocolate. The flavor shows roast, light chocolate, and cream. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-thin lt tan-brown with red tint. A-roasty med/dk malt. T-roasty/cocoa-med/dk malt, 2nd earthy hops with some bite.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy Jlo7399. This one pours a hazy dark brown color and topped by a thin head of tan colored foam that settles slowly to a thin film and leaving rings of lacing around the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark cocoa, toasted oats, and roast all atop a toasted caramel malt base. The flavor follows suit with the dark cocoa, roast, and toasted oats up front and balanced nicely by the toasted caramel malt sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that leads to a lengthy, roasty finish. This is very sessionable at the 5% abv, but it is a touch thin in the palate for the style. Pretty good stuff though and a tasty little porter.
sonnycheeba (3602) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy light beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is oatmeal, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and light smoke. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Intuition. Poured a clear cola with a large tan head. Great formation and retention. Sticky rings and full sheets of lace. Sweet berry nose with light vinegar. Taste is thinner, ashy, muted cocoa powder. Too thin for porter...more like overly roasted brown ale. Very inferior to the blackberry version, which covered up the deficiencies of the base beer.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the brewery taproom after the CASK brewclub meeting on Nov 12. ABV posted on the blackboard in the taproom was 5.5% Dark brown/black beer with a small beige head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate with just a bit of sweetness. A fairly good porter. Enjoyable.