solidfunk (5171) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brewery just keeps on giving. Wonderful robust porter here. ours black with huge pillow head and mocha lacing. Smell of roast malt, dark chocolate and a touch of caramel. Finishes with light bitterness. Some smoke on palate as well and a faint hint of booze. Awesome balance. Bottle.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1st impressions: Nice color, big frothy head and vg lace. Lots of roast, walnut, bakers chocolate, hint of smoke and earthiness, pipe tobacco, leather, faint molasses with lots of resiny and grassy hops.
Lasting impressions: Well it is a porter so the thinner mouth feel can be forgiven, ultimately quite grainy from the wheat husks and really it is good but yep, it is not $8 good. As Matt stated, I can find a lot of porters locally every bit its equal if not better. As it warms almost starts becoming a Black IPA as the Columbus bitterness starts to dominate.
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cake batter, brownies, some pine and earthy hops, miscellaneous earth and dirt notes. Flavor is focuses on the brownie and oreo cookie chocolate notes, lots of pine, roasted malt, earthy and grass hop notes. Medium bodied, somewhat thick, chalky texture. Finishes hoppy and roasty. Quite a nice porter.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Respect for the amount of flavor they tried to pack in but it’s all a bit muted. Some good coffee/roasty/malt notes but the body is too thin for my liking.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hope this beer is as highly valuable as the $8 price tag. Pours near black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells of toasted malts, coffee, some bitter cocoa, some raisin, some leather and soil and a bit of resiny hops. Flavor is dry with coffee, dark toasted malts, some more leather, some dirt, some bitterness, some bits of maduro tobacco. Fairly thin for the style with low carb and a dry finish - not sure this leaves me disappointed, but it’s certainly different for the style. Overall a beer that is drinkable, but not something I’d tell others to buy and drink over some of the better options out there (although I haven’t seen better options bottled here in Boston)
avebber (1) - - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It vaz ze greatest beer in all ze vorld! A perfect American porter. Unbelievably good aroma. Taste is only slightly earthy with a fantastic chocolate finish.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose more dank than Old Tom, earthy and bitter but some brownie chocolate to offset. Flavor is more brownie and earth front, bitterness and cake profile growing through mid. The ends coating, full, rich. Very dense for the low abv. Liked it, but not as soft or nuanced as most Maine.
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color and malty aromas. Immediately thought of a stout after the initial pour but mild flavor came through. Could not really pick out the hops but it may just be my inexperienced palate.
mzaar (2023) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
På fat. Svart med medelstort smutsvitt skum. En svag rökighet är det som först når näsan, därefter fylls det på med mörk choklad och soja. Rökigheten är intensivare i smaken, men kommer å andra sidan mer i eftersmaken. Innan dess är det mörk choklad, karamell, lakrits och kaffe som tar överhanden. En mycket bra porter.
TheHopster (910) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Pours a black-brown with persistent light tan head. Flavor is fairly roasted and mild with hop notes. Chocolate is not as abundant as stated. Overall very nice but not a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone