burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bomber poured a dark brown color, aromas of chocolate, smidge of coffee, floral hops that are not overpowering. Light carbonation, light on the palate, a decent porter that tasted like the aromas.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this porter. Balanced. Tasted of malt. Poured dark and had a beautiful creamy head. McNeill’s has some really fantastic beers and I would say this isn’t there best but is pretty damn good.
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with a soapy off white head that fades to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is malty metallic with not much else. Taste is is biiter malt and faint hops with a metallic aftertaste. Palate is thin medium with a bitter dry finish.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pour a deep brown body with minor lacing. Aroma is fresh hops and light roast. Mouthfeel is a bit surprising - tastes almost like a black ipa with a large presence of hop in the flavor. Nicely carbonated and balanced between the rich roast and bready notes.
ryanfolty (2018) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Dark pour, semi-foamy white head. Aroma and taste of mild licorice, cocoa, and somewhat metallic. Wasn’t loving this one.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at dak’s 1/2/11. sorry fellas.
porter colored with a soft tan head.
it smells and tastes like peppers, roast, lactose and a handful of nickels. it is bitter on the finish and not so good.
BroSpud (1827) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. I can only assume that the bottle I got was damaged. What poured out was an overcarbonated science project gone bad. Once the foam finally died down enough to take a taste it definitely seemed off. Curiously I see other reviewers who might have had similar experiences so maybe what I tasted was what it was supposed to be and in that case it is a disaster. In any case will not be buying this again.
dlovell2 (1123) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Poured like a homebrew. Foamed up half the glass and had to anxiously wait to settle to finish filling glass. Dark brown with amber tint. Roasted malt aroma. Very carbonated. Roasted malt flavors with chocolate notes. Unpleasant tartness.