Illini08 (541) - 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.
TheShepherds (19) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 medium sweetness, lightly bitter, clear, black, creamy head, full body, average carbonation, long finish,
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall decent porter, not as good as the stout but dark, robust porter is just what I needed
maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a very black color with a moderate tan head. Nice little roasted and coffee notes to the nose. Light and easy drink. Very tasty.
thornecb (3638) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Smooth with earthy chocolate and espresso in the lasting finish.
DiarmaidBHK (2270) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BrixxChapel Hill. Pours very dark brown with half an inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose. Fairly prominent chocolate notes on the tongue. Clean finisher.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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 (902) - 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 (2100) - 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 (2316) - 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 (93) - Columbus, Ohio, 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.