phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a brown color with a beige head that leaves some lace. Notes of chocolate, nuts, tobacco, and earth. So simple. Light-medium bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really easy drinking porter.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Totally black color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of Reese’s brand Peanut Butter Cups. Taste is rich, creamy coffee, cocoa, nutter butter. Very nice.
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from draft at brewery. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Pretty good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is the same. Sweet up front with a pretty bitter finish. Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors. Dry aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Solid beer overall.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Helmut brought this one to the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a growler this beer poured a black color with a small soapy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was roasty, bitter and dryish with notes of anise and floral hops. The flavor was dryish and bitter with moderate floral hops, anise, brewed coffee and an astringent presence. Long roasty anise and floral hop finish. Medium body. Eh.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, poured in a shaker pint. I think the stated ABV at the time was closer to 6 or 7 %. Nice, thick foamy brown head leaving good lace. Nice, light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Bigger body, but very drinkable. Nice, roasty dark chocolate flavor. Good bitter sweet taste. Good long sweet toasty dark malt aftertaste. Very well-done, respectable porter.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours no head and black color. Aroma is roasty-dark malt. Taste is roasty dark malt-molasses, secondary earthy hops.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose was pretty choco-roasty, a little fruity. Taste is classic roasted malt with appropriate hop bitterness as backup. Initially I didn’t notice, but this one has quite a carbonation issue---a bit too much. The hops never quite make a statement in this...a bit too sweet in the end. .
alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a sizable tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of some toasted bread. The flavor has a nice roasted malt base with additional notes of chocolate and nuts. The finish is moderately bitter. I can’t speak to the earlier versions of this beer, but it is a solid drinking porter today.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at brewpub. Poured hazy dark brown hue with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to ful body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted balanced sweet with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The porter pours dark black coffee in color with a decent tan head on top. The aroma is smooth coffee, with light bitter and even lighter sweet malt notes. The flavors of roasted malts, coffee dominant smooth, and chocolate come through nicely on a medium body.