decaturstevo (5784) - 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 (13233) - 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 (2020) - 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 (3336) - 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 (650) - 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.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by daknole -- thanks! Pours a thin dark amber hue. Smells of smoke and yeast. Approximates a scotch ale with a strange note of black pepper. Unsure what I think about this one.