beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery. 4.95% ABV. Black opaque with medium tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted burnt wood aroma. Starts dry with light roasted malt flavor with noticable burnt wood flavor. Medium length finish with some lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The flavor significantly improves as the beer warms up. Good easy drinking porter but on the thin watery side.
kevinsenn (1127) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Magnolia. Dark brown with little head. Creamy and roasty aroma. Taste is roasty, creamy, nutty, with light berry hints and a clean finish. Good porter.
Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Magnolia. Pour is dark black with practically no head. Aroma and flavor are both of coffee grounds, roast, and burnt toast. Finish is on the floral side with a touch of coffee.
mcberko (6886) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Magnolia, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, light espresso, and unsweetened powdery cocoa. Flavour brings out toasted malt and powdery unsweetened bitter cocoa. Smooth, dry, and powdery on the plate. Solid porter.
baraciisch (1977) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor is roasted malts, nuts... Not much hop balance... Nothing exciting...
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ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Wish I could have had a few more while I was there.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely dark chocolate roast. Medium bodied with some bitter chocolate, caramel cream. Mineral bite and hops at the finish.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Dark brown, ok tan head... Nose of roasted chocolate, with cocoa nibs... Taste is a bit of a letdown, roasted cocoa nibs, a vegetal note and a bitter vanilla finish, all over the place... So so
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with tan head. Smoke, malts and coffee. Nice carbonation, thin, slight bitterness but not much finish. A sessionable porter.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a briefly retaining light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/coffee/cocoa, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt, light acidic hops.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a opaque black body with brown highlights. Head is tan and mostly lasting. Aromas are dusty, cocoa, earthy, vanilla, coffee, leather, dry leaves. Bitter but yet quite rich chocolate notes for a porter. Nice bready malt profile. No hops, mostly clean yeast wise. Flavors are dry, roasty, coffee, roasted barley, leather, bitter, ashy. Lightly bready. Medium to low carbonation, dryish finish. Roasty and lightly astringent. Slight carbonic or mineral bite in the finish. Well made.