brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery - pours an oily black color with a thin bronw head. Nose of roasted coffee, chocolate and malt, Very smooth, rich flavor that is very roasty and malty along with a nice taste of chocolate and some bitterness to finish it off. Solid porter and one that I am looking forward to seeing in bottles very soon - I hope!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Raleigh WBF. Deep dark near black pour. Lovely nose of espresso and dark chocolate. Really lovely. Some grainy notes. Not quite as amazing on the taste because of the graininess, but very good overall. Liking this new brewery so far, though I still hope they rebrand their stuff. This Wild West theme is bullshit.
emacgee (3963) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010 Bottle sample. Pours a dark black allowing some rusty copper highlights and producing a two finger creamy dark tan head. Nose is very nice, coffee and grain roast, subtle sweetness, chocolate and earthy malt character. Flavor is very round and traditional, nice dark grain character with chocolate and coffee with a subdued sweetness. Low grain bitterness and roast with a nice full mouthfeel. Great porter.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at WBF. Very nice and roasty. A very interesting porter, seemed to have more of a roasted barley quality than black patent.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the WBF in Raleigh. Pours brown, with medium beige head, some lacing. Aroma is malty, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. Flavor is more roasty, with coffee overtones.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Deadeye Jack
Date: April 18, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: opaque brown, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: big dry roasted espresso aroma, light chocolate
Flavor: rich dry chocolate flavor, nice touch of roasted coffee, hint of burnt rubber life raft in the second pour
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Nice, but subdued roasted aromas of malt and coffee, with some chocolates. Taste is not a huge deviation from the aromas. Smooth and peaty chocolate with some roast malt and coffee. A little thin, but I had this one warmer day so it was real nice and drinkable. One of the better "smaller" beers of the day. Good to see more and more brewers popping up in North Carolina.
GT2 (8256) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at La Rez in Chapel Hill. Pours a dark brown with a small, tan head. Big roasted malt nose with coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee grounds, semisweet chocolate, and charred wood. Fairly astringent on the palate. Body is slightly watery. Not very impressive.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the very first brewery tour. Dark pour with a nice tan head/ Roasted malt dominates the nose. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Looking forward to drinking this again.