novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is heavy on the malt, but with hints of blackberries and stone fruit. A delicious malt flavor underneath the steady carbonation. Finish is medium to dry, with hints of coffee and a nice gravity. Liked it a lot, had on draft at the Weary Traveler in Madison, Wisconsin.
wlajwl (4185) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark fruit/berries, lightly roasted malts and a hint of acidity. The flavor is berries, coffee, malts and a mix of fruit and acidity in the finish.
starewich (166) - - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of head. Unexpectedly fruity, very smooth. Finishes coffee. I had this a long time ago and could swear it used to have some soy sauce taste in it, but I don’t notice any this time. Solid average porter.
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma- Malty, nutty, some banana and faint berry. Appearance- Black, opaque, with a tan, frothy head. Taste- Smoky, coffee, nutty, dark berry, slightly salty. Palate- Full bodied and rich, average carbonation, with an astringent, long, bitter finish. Pretty solid porter, though the smoky finish almost tends toward a burnt flavor the further into the glass you get.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice porter. Slightly thicker mouthfeel than average. The chocolatey sweetness is potent and the roasted element tempers it. Tried at the Cunigan’s tasting party in Oct of 2012.
3fourths (8336) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 draft.
sweet lactose and burnt, buttered popcorn nose.
mildly acidic and dirty and sour.
burnt tire rubber and soy sauce saltiness and burnt butter soup.
jgb9348 (4921) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying slightly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toffee, caramel, nuts and a bit of earth - fairly strong, but all good. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong sweet flavour at first with a good roasted malt flavour with an earthy and slightly pungent bite soon afterwards. Aftertaste shows some good qualities and a nice complexity with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and earth very noticeable. Overall, a nice complex and roust porter - a great beer, especially for the style.I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Ridgeview Liqours in Green Bay, Wisconsin for US$1.79 sampled at my hotel room in Green Bay on 29-July-2012.
dieseltar (1) - USA - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, lively. As porters go I felt this was on the lighter side which is nice during the summer months when you want the flavor of a porter but not so much weight to it. I will definitely buy again.
nr706 (12) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle into 16 oz. snifter. Light tan head average at first, never completely dissipates. Roasty aroma, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Smooth, medium/full body, with flavors that progress toward slight bitterness as it stays on the palate. Very drinkable.
arkurzynski (1631) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, almost black. Light nose of cocoa and roasted malt mixed with subtle dark fruit. Flavor is light roast with smooth brown sugar and fruit esters. Finishes with some residual roast. Overall, a very solid, easy drinking porter with just enough palate and not too heavy on the roast.