maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, 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.
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.
Travlr (17644) - 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
ldcuervo (7) - USA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and rich porter. Depth with flavors of chocolate, malts, earthy leather. About half inch head in glass and slow to reduce. Balanced creamy, sharp, refreshing. Great finish no hoppy taste and mild bitterness. Was really impressed with this beer. Hard to find even in cooler months in Raleigh area.
thornecb (5010) - 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.
joeneugs (4584) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ucusty for the bottle! Wow, what a nice porter. It pours brown with a small but lasting tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt and coffee with a little smoke and lactose. The flavor is very dry and roasted with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, smoke and ash in the finish. Loved it.
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,
obguthr (4891) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light vanilla and roasted grain nose. Black, medium tan head, little retention. Grain, charcoal, grass. Sweeter vanilla overtones. Medium body, easy carbonation. Quite nice.
emacgee (4450) - 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.
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!