BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a sampler on 10/25/08. Dark in appearance. Cocoa and coffee aroma. Taste was of roast malt and cocoa with a touch of bitterness. One of their better offerings.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Draft at brewpub. Opaque chocolate with a quarter inch, lasting creamy head that leaves a nice frosting on the glass. Aromas of cocoa and coffee. Flavors are similar with some caramel, and roasted walnut on the finish. Near-medium body is tingly and dry.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Southern Brewers Fest . Tap. Pours dark brown/black. Rusty head. Aroma of dark roasted grains, coffee, some chocolate. flavor of coffee roast. Deeply charred malts. Dark chocolate. Bitter coffee bean finish. Yum.
beerbill (3252) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Moon River Brewing. Arrived at the table black with no head at all. Pleasant aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Smooth with mild bitterness at the finish. A solid porter.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing, atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, roast, some cocoa, light milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some cocoa, roast, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light syrup.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ratings by Veeve, Back by Popular Demand, on Vacay in the lovely Savannah, Georgia. This beer is found on tap at the MoonRiver restaurant and brewing site on Bay Street in Savannah, GA. This beer was my 2nd favorite personally but obviously objectively the best beer among the 7 beers of the sampler they were offering yesterday 5/22/08 and likely among all their beers as it is strikingly impressive. The description of this beer on the menu said: "Close your eyes, take a sip and think chocolate. Case in point - not all dark beers have to be sharp and bitter. Don’t be afraid of the dark." Well I AM CERTAINLY NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK. This beer is fantastic. Though it is bitter (despite the menu’s description), especially towards the finish, and in the aftertaste, it blends in perfectly with the overall balance of all the flavors and is not overwhelming. It has good lacing, two parallel lines broken up in light weak paisleys. good darker brown ring around the rim. dark brown sugar/coke hue. milk chocolate, coffee, bitterness. delicious.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black, light tan head. Not much of a nose. Crunchy. Quite a crunchy texture. Toffee, coffee, some chocolate. Some bitterness. Very dirty tasting.
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with good sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is a roasted malt with a long creamy finish. Absolutely fabulous porter. If i lived near Savannah I would drink this all the time.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid porter, with coffee grinds in the offing and chocolate malt. Dark with mocha head and good lacing. SOme licorice and even possibly borrowing some orange and corriander from the other beers.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was roasty with an acidic chocolate and fruity nature. Some caramel was notable in the background, but the beer was a bit winey in the nose. The beer arrived blackish brown with a beige lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was chocolate, dark chocolate, with a dry acidity and caramel. The flavor was fruity and had a nice level of bittering but no appreciable sweetness or hop flavor. The body was medium with a low level of carbonation. The finish was dry with a lightly acidic chocolate into the aftertaste. A good porter without any alcohol presence despite being 7%. Pint at the brewpub.