Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on-tap at City Bev in town. The pour created a massive tan head on top that lingered for most of the session. The frothy cap produced aromas of roasted malt, chocolate powder, and a slightly chicory fade on the finish. Nice toasty nose. The mouth on this one is a bit thin and lacking in carbonation. A little too slick for me, but that could be the fault of the tap, not the beer itself.
The flavors are as good as anticipated. Big roasty notes that aren’t charring or unpleasant in any way. Mild chocolate flavors add a touch of sweetness that prevents this beer from becoming too woodsy and burnt. Good balance of flavors going on. There is a slight metallic finish, but it fleets away quickly. This was good, but I’d love to revisit this is in bottle form to see how the mouth is remedied, if at all. This keeps reminding me why ME is one of my fave NC breweries.
drowland (5890) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12/28/13. 12oz bottle from Exit 18. Almost black pour with a small tan head that fades. Mild dusty chocolate aroma, faint soy sauce and ash. Mild flavor with milk chocolate, a hint of metal, light acidic sourness, a certain savory aspect, not quite soy sauce, lingering ash and dry maltiness. Eh.
unclemattie (3994) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Dark brown / black color. Rich tan foam. Smells of roasted grains, hints of coffee, molasses, dark toasted malts. Flavor of charcoal, burnt malts, a touch of licorice, mostly burnt character. Charred earth finish, harsh burnt bitterness. (3903)
thegoathoward (8) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome porter I really dig it. Slight malt with high hop aroma, great lacing and formidable light brown head.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Medium beige head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some oatmeal, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, light bread, oatmeal. Light-medium body, smooth.
Westchesterco (768) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is that of roasted coffee and the taste is a balanced coffee flavor with a crisp bitterness that resonates on the palate
Iphonephan (2599) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Malty licorice nose. Flavors of coffee and a bit of tobacco. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, bitter roast finish.
beerme31 (446) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black thin tan lacing. Excellent roasty, coffee, dark chocolate aroma. Medium sweet taste, balanced touch of bitter in the finish. Medium body, thin smooth texture. Sessionable porter, was hoping for a little more lingering mouthfeel. Good overall.
chinchill (1256) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Asheville.
Dark root beer color, but with a light haze. Tan head has moderate retention but left very little lacing.
Light smoke.well balanced. Little hops but not sweet.
Smooth; Medium-low carbonation.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Brewgrass 2013. Molasses pour with a frothy head that leaves suds lace. Toasted caramel and grain nose. Toasted caramel, oats and grains in the mouth. Toast finish. Medium bodied and a Smooth quaff, but just a touch thin.
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Foxbush (1196) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle The porter poured an opaque dark brown with full tan head quickly dissipated. The aroma was of roasted barley malt with a touch of chocolate. This is a smooth porter with balanced sweetness that was advertised. This is porter with a light body and soft carbonation. The finish was complex with some licorice and roasted malt.