Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by for $2 pints on Thirsty Thursday last fall. This came out a full-to-the-brim pint with just a thin sheet of khaki head on top. Deep blackness allows no light to penetrate at all. Great roasted nose with a touch of smokiness. I love the subtlety here. This would never be confused with an all out Rauchbier. But there’s a pleasant campfire-like smokiness that is really inviting.
Creamy firm mouthfeel. Carbonation level is spot on. Excellent finish. Thinks drinks fantastically. This beer is a bounty of chocolate, roasted malts, smoky bacon. But again, the smoke, though present, isn’t so bold to just wreck this beer ham-style. A pleasant mild smoky finish that lingers just a touch on the palate. I can’t help but gulp this beer. So well-crafted.
Another standout brew from the boys at Natty’s.
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black with a light beige head.
Smoky coffee and chocolate aroma.
Taste is creamy chocolate, wood smoke.....coffee...
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #4. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dry smoke, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, mild fruits in the finish. The taste is strong smoke, almost meaty, moderate hop finish. Thin bodied, lingering bitterness and smoke.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler daniel brought down. Black color, tan head. Roasted malt smell with some coffee. Smooth, hoppy finish. Good beer, better than its rated.
maxwelldeux (3866) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is pretty dark roasty with some nice smokey elements coming through on the back end of it. Taste is actually much lighter than I anticipated, though still quite roasty, and very pleasant to drink.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted and smokey brown bread with a bonfire in the distance. Taste is roasty with a smokey edge. Just the right balance, tasty stuff.
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. The flavor has roasted malts and some light chocolate sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and just the right amount of pepper and heat. Good stuff.
chandler0201 (647) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is more pronounced, but maltiness comes out. Good example of style.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee notes, nice and smooth. In mouth, a good porter with bitter herbal chocolate, light metallic notes, nice.On tap at Greensboro location, August 14 2011.
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice roasty coffee aroma and flavor with a little more character and presence than most porters I’ve had recently. Not a bad offering here.