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.
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a dark brown color, with a small tan head. Aroma was light roast notes, some chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts, some light bitter dark chocolate with some dark fruit. Creamy notes Easy to drink.
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a light, watery porter. Some caramel. Light roast, sweet finish. Pours maroon without much head or lacing. Not amazing. Tap at Snallygaster.
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with tan head. Aromas of light toast, roast, chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, toast, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very tasty! Oatmeal and various malts and oats make for a rich porter that finishes smooth.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from springslicker. nice aroma and color - love me an oatmeal anything. this one was killed by burnt ashy over roasted, burnt flavor. no.
drowland (6038) - 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 (4187) - 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 (11535) - 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 (951) - 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