hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from dakine on 3/8/10.
typical porter color with a small white film for a head.
it smells really smoky... notes of chocolate, ash, dry grain and wood.
the flavor is pretty much the same... very dry, almost chalky, chocolate milk and ashy sourness on the finish.
medium bodied with crisp carbonation. easy drinking tasty porter... 7/3/7/4/14/3.5
decaturstevo (4602) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black pour. Light medium burnt coffee and roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt and sweet toasted malt flavor. Medium bodied with just a bit aggressive carbonation.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some nut, cola, roast, chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some nut, light burnt, dark chocolate. Smooth light-medium body.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark chocolate and just a tiny hint of new tire rubber. Flavor is nice mocha and dark chocolate syrup with more subtle notes of bicycle tire. Pretty nice, all in all.
DalzAle (1895) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus thanks to fehrminator on BA! Dark black pour, minimal carbonation and a good and sweet dark malt arona. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, lactose sweetness and more dark malt on a lingering slightly smoky finish. Very good!
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights. The nose is aggressive with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and a touch of fruitiness. The taste has a solid bitterness to it. The roasted malt is there is a big way but there is enough malt sweetness and chocolate to help even things out. A slight earthiness is there too. Medium body, medium carbonation and a medium to long roasty finish. Overall a very solid porter that I would buy again.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Durham. Nice surprising porter from a young local brewery. Rich dark brown pour, thick and chewy looking, with a moderate head and very nice lacing. Fruity nose was my first surprise, a nice touch shot through the full chocolate aromas that emerge quickly. Slight taste of bitter hops at first, tends to complement the sweeter flavors really well, with a moderate roasted quality that comes in at the finish to accentuate the bitters. Really enjoyable brew!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black with some amber and a thin tan head. Aroma is medium woody, roasted chocolate aroma with some sweet notes. Flavor starts out a bit sweet and crisp but then tails off into a very nice roasted chocolate coffee finish. I bought this beer just because I was in Raleigh and hadn’t heard of it before but really enjoyed it. I will buy LoneRider again.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with small tan head which quickly dissipated. Aroma of coffee, molasses, some chocolate, and possibly raisins. Taste: This was a roasty porter - with coffee and molasses dominating. Nice, slightly chewy texture. Finishes with some light to moderate hop bitterness and roasted chocolate. Nice.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nearly black in color, small light tan head. Strong malty aroma with some toffee. Full-bodied brew, very malty, some notes of brown sugar and licorice with a bourbon, boozy finish. A very solid, interesting beer, although I don’t think I would have guessed it was a porter.