jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is roasty/molasses-medium/dark malt. Taste is roasty/molasses/dark chocolate-dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Nice chewy mouthfeel.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown black in color... Aroma of malts... Flavor is nutty and malty, with notes of chocolate... Pretty good porter
OldGrowth (2917) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint at Brewery 5-28-11. Good aroma, sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, nutty, roasty. Brownish Black color, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Tasty brew, solid enough porter, nice balance in the aroma flavor was more roasty than sweet, but not overwhelmingly.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a very simple and basic porter. pours black with small beige head. mostly simple body of cocoa, nuts, light coffee and roasted malt. dry, subtly sweet and somewhat bland.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Ucusty. Aroma of chocolate and roast. Some raters have stated it was sweet for a porter, but I only found it to be mildly so of cocoa, chocolate and maybe a hint of coffee. Solid representation of the style, but nothing fantastic.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, extra from Hopper - thanks! Nose is cocoa, roast, some marshmallow, rich dark cherry cordials. Really nice. Flavor is cocoa, a bit of dark honey, very nice rich roast, some nice bitterness, fruit, tingly & cherry with a hint of smoke & vanilla in the finish. Really good, if a tiny bit sweet.
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with emacgee. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with some bitter roasted malts. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Ethan.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one inch fizzy light brown head that had decent retention due to the heavy carbonation. The nose is slightly sweet and chocolaty with a light roastiness and a touch of huskiness. The flavor is rather sweet for a Porter with some milk chocolate and light coffee notes, minimal hops. A little bit of a nutty flavor on the finish. Medium bodied, a little clingy, with soft light carbonation. Not exactly in my sweet spot for the style, I prefer them a little drier.
sdobson (3) - USA - OCT 2, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark porter; received a couple of 6 packs from a friend. Nice foamy head when poured into a glass. Very dark porter. Tastes of chocolate, hazelnut; coffee and toffee. Very enjoyable to drink. A little heavy for consuming more than two. Nice for a cold fall or winter’s day.
NachlamSie (2970) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisin’. This is a pretty dark porter, very close to black with a small, whispy head. The aroma is chewy with lots of toffee, coffee, chocolate and molasses. Slick palate on this one. Hey, this is a really solid porter. Very chewy with well balanced bittersweet flavors of coffee and chocolate throughout with a lingering almost meaty finish. Some of the sweeter flavors are milky. This is quite tasty. I am most impressed and surprised.