arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winterfest ’11. Pours hazy brown, a thin off white head. Aroma has notes of some chocolate, roast, and some coffee. Taste is a bit thin, but has some nice roast and a touch of coffee, bitter finish. Not bad, nice flavors but a bit one dimensional.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2011
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Nice dark semi thick pour with a nice brown head. Smells slightly like chocolate and.....why is this smelling sour? First taste.....AAHHH, my asshole is puckering! WTF? Straight vinegar and sour. From the other ratings on here I’m guessing something was wrong with this bomber.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Atom in the Krampus trade. It pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. The aroma is kind of acidic with some toast and mild notes of cocoa powder. The flavor is definitely off with some plastic up front followed by some lactic acidity, roasted malt and some caramel. The finish is acidic and roasted with some band-aids. Something went wrong here.
northropfrye (3101) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 An odd porter. Dark brown with brown head - attractive beer. Sweet aroma. But the taste is strangely sour, a little sweet. Having read other reviews I wonder if there was something off with this beer. The label description doesn’t say anything about being sour, either, and it’s not normally a characteristic of a porter. Unfortunate. It looked nice, and was still drinkable. I’d like to try a better bottle, though.
cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
some dark roasted notes on the nose. More of the same with some chocolate covered cherries as well. Interesting porter. I enjoyed it, although it could have been more flavor intensive...just a bit too watery for me.
Atom (2070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bomber pours dark brown black with basically no head, some tan bubbles. Roasted sour notes? Uhm infected? Taste like sour ashes, yeah this bottle wasn’t right.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is one of the worst porters I have had. lack of decent flavor, lack of decent everything.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black color. Minimal head. Taste is.....apple cider vinegar. Something is very wrong with this beer, this tastes nothing like a porter. Infected? Will try to re-rate at some point, but for now this one has issues.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is basically roasted malt and smoke. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and resin. Light body with medium carbonation. Not a great porter.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown head. Thin mouthfeel with hints chocolate and coffee. Overall decent, but minus for not being thick enough, and the aromas could be more robust.