WisconsinBeer (709) - 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.
joeneugs (3406) - 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.
Gridfather (30) - - NOV 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
6/06/13, Served on tap in a shaker pint glass at Famous Dave's Calhoun Square. Very mild aroma. Color is dark as midnight. Looks like a porter should. Very slight carbonation. (Note: This is the second beer ordered at Famous Dave's with hardly any aroma and little carbonation.) Taste is bold of roasted malt, but a bitter and alcohol-y. If Vicks 44 were the basis of beer, this would be it. Weird in a bad way. No more, please.
---Rated via the Gridfather
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....
BillHick420 (430) - 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.
bluemooner (634) - 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.
cards04 (1823) - 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.
northropfrye (2273) - 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.
Atom (1401) - 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.