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.
boxofrane (2187) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at lucky 12. Pours black with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has roasted malt and milk chocolate notes. The taste is bitter chocolate and coffee grind.
nuplastikk (4582) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by Ben. Unfiltered brown black body. Malt forward, smooth and creamy, very in line with other NC beers. Doughy brown chocolate tones. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Well executed beer.
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle at Red Hen in DC. Pours a deep brown with some creamy, thin, off white head. Nose is alright, some cocoa pods, some gristy character, a little dusty, some caramel. Flavor follows right along, sweet malt, caramel, a little cheap rootbeer, some chocolate too, light bread crust. Watery finish. Unoffensive.
decaturstevo (5168) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and light coffee. Flavor is light chocolate, light coffee, almost no bitter at first. A touch thin and water but good flavor.
radagast83 (4783) - 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 (4193) - 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 (1474) - 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 (981) - , 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 (6100) - 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.