fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells sweet and of roasted malt. Nice mellow character - a very well balanced robust porter.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Southern Sun Location. Poured a dark black color with red edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, coffee, and light chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate with a bitter coffee finish. Nice bitter finish.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Solid and enjoyable. Black pour with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The flavor, too, featured the dark malts, but with a slightly sweet undercurrent and bitter, dry finish that hinted at licorice. Medium body, nice carbonation.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent porter, I really like the way this beer is put together, with the malt and hop bills matching each other quite well. This has a coffee aroma like a pot that has been sitting too long and has slightly scorched, with just a bit of acrid smokiness, richly textured, with the coffee acidity being the flavors start player, but in the background are some nice bittersweet chocolate notes, and perhaps just a bit of chicory, subdued slightly as well.
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Southern Sun poured an opaque brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a hint of coffee and some light smoke with a lingering slightly bitter finish.
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. tan head. coffee and chocolate aroma. black pour. chocolate dominates this porter. It was a long day of pub hopping and my ratings became less discript. at this point we were at the end. i enjoyed this beer.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty malts are somewhat chalky in the aroma with plenty of chocolate and hickory nuttiness. Opaque brown body with a strong, brown, fine bubbled head that recedes to cover with great lacing. Pleasantly hoppy for a porter but nicely balanced between herbal, leafy and orange floral hops and roasted malts with an underlying chocolatey sweetness. Bitterness is pronounced without overwhelming. Medium body is dry and well attenuated with a creamy texture and soft but lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with ClarkVV, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 10/1 GABF weekend, at the Mt. Sun pub. Oily black hue, with a clinging tan head. Coffee in the nose along with slight caramel. Bitter chocolate flavor.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep coke, mounted by a never-dying off-white head. Elegant nuttiness sides along espresso, dates and blackberries just as a good dose of grassy and orangey hops procure a sense of spicy identity. Great balance from start to finish, the flavors blend in together. Medium bodied, engaging carbonation, dry palate, restrained bitterness despite the pleasant hop aromatics. Yum.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown colour with a low-slung, fairly creamy head. Light coffee aroma with hints of nuts and very faint molasses. Fairly coffeeish character, light roast. A fairly assertive, stouty example.