Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a half finger of tan head, decent retention and some lacing. Roasty, malty, nutty sweet smell. Mild sweet, almost fruity flavor that fades into chocolate, roasted, nutty tones. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body with a smooth mouthfeel. Tasty, rich and relatively drinkable. An awesome beer.
rmussman (1672) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the mountain sun. Drinks with a big roasted malty taste. Head is minimal and carbonation is heavy.
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In tap at Southern Sun with Carla and Will. Pours a deep brown with tan foam. Smells roasty. Tastes roasty with hints of coffee and caramel.
NielsenRatings (8120) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pearl Street location. Pours a deep black body with a dark colored head. Dark roasted malts with a touch of espresso in the nose. Creamy and lightly carbonated. Dark chocolate malty body though a bit watery. Ok.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Southern Sun brewpub. Darkish cola brown, with dark ruby tones where the light can shine through. Light brown fluffy head. Smells like chocolate coated hops. Interesting to smell this much hops in a porter. Some coffee and cocoa come through, but unfortunately thats all I can detect. The hops provide a mild bitterness that I’m really not used to in my porters. Awesome aroma with a ho-hum taste.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Mountain Sun on 4/9/10... nitro pour... black color with a creamy off white head... very smooth due to the nitro... sweet and creamy... lots of roasted malts... sweet finish... nice easy drinking porter.
kienled (3) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An average porter. There was aroma of coffee an fruit, with little hops. The finish was abrupt and dissapointing
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mountain Sun. Red/Black color, Thicker tan head that stays. Aroma is expresso, sweet chocolate, and light fruit. Flavor is smooth milk chocolate and darker roasted chocolates with heavy emphasis on the roasted Palate is longer finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Boulder 12/10/2008
Fruit aroma. Dark red coloured with a fruity bubble gum flavour. Crisp dry and slightly bitter roast finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Jan 09: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and milk chocolatey malts with a touch of piny hops. Starts fairly full and sweet with nice dark chocolatey flavor and bittering hop balance before a slightly roasty bittersweet finish. A pretty good porter.