arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, 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.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Winterfest. From notes. Nice dark pour, light brown diminishing head, very little lacing. Aroma and taste are pretty typical for a porter, though I am getting a bit more "smoke" than "roast". Overall, a decent beer, but nothing standout.
drywallman (327) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was picked up from the Wine and Spirits store in Walker in the bomber. It poured a caramel brown, with a very short lived head. The malt was well balanced without a sweet overload that the grain bill would suggest. Balanced well by the resiny/citrusy Fuggles. I prefer this one to the Scotch Ale. Very good.
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Chase in Walker, at the brewery, and in bottles. I enjoyed this porter. Rich with flavors.
cards04 (1639) - 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.
bluemooner (600) - 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 (419) - North Dakota, NORWAY - 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.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 21/1/12)
Some roasted malt, but not much in the aroma. Dark brown with almost know head whatsoever. The palate somewhat confirms: light bodied, thin texture, and a very flat carbonation. Taste is almost totally tart. Bottle is definitely infected. Still, it wasn’t a terrible infection....
northropfrye (2148) - 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.
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.