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.
crajun (993) - , Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from springslicker. going from notes that just state generic/average. not much flavor nothing bad, just didn’t stand out
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, nutty notes, mild tobacco and very faint fruits. The taste is nutty notes, sesame, roasted malts, chocolate, faint brown sugar and even fainter hops. Thin-medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, low carbonation. Overall pretty solid.
Travlr (13253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma if brownies dipped in espresso. Taste is mslty, riasty cicoa and coffee
DedicatedToFun (3017) - Santa Monica, California, 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
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Black color with red tint. One finger beige head. Coffee bean aroma. Slight coffee taste that ends bitter. Very nice porter.
jcnielsen (2255) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a black color with white head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty flavors. Alright, but lacking a little something.
TheShepherds (54) - 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,
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a coffee brown with a beige ring for a head. Roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and dust. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Nice, simple porter.
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG 2014. Dark brown color. Leaves good, thicker lace. Nice earthy hop in the nose, good dark chocolate malty [fruit]. Awesome texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium-plus body. Moderate bigger bitter taste, little sweet. Very nice hoppy porter. Hint of nice light dark fruit to it, well balanced with the hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barley’s - Asheville. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with light coffee notes, prunes and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.