rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ New Albanian / New Albany IN --- Clear, very dark ruby brown, thin brown head cover, strings of lace. Taste is lightly toasted malt with a small push of caramel. Then it moves through medium carbonation to mild bittering, never losing sight of the sweet. Nice, simple porter.
Patrickctenchi (5947) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black with a small tan head.
Scent is roast coffee, chocolate.
Taste is more of the same..mild ash and roast.
Old coffee bitter.
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly good, not great. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma roasted malt. Taste is Smokey with a little chocolate.
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 draft poured dark brown with off white head that held throughout. aroma of roasted malts and some coffee and sweet maybe caramel. the flavor was deep yet medium bodied. lots of roasted malts and some sweet in there. still get some chocolate and something else I couldn’t put my finger on...overall decent.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/19/2011: NABC Bob Campshaw’s Old 15-B Robust Porter... Aroma: Dark chocolate and a hint of roasted malt. Appearance: Very deek, dark brown in color with a thick, tan-colored crown. Flavor: Fruity semi-sweet chocolate with a garnish of roasted barley. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth. Overall: Nice brown that is well-done!
Draught sample (5.5% ABV; 33.4 IBU) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #49 for this beer.
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Pours a deep brown color with a very small beige head. Notes of chocolate, toast, candied nuts, mild coffee, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, toasty mouthfeel. Solid porter.
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going local I followed up one Midwestern release with a new beer from an old standby. It might not be the greatest NABC offering. However neither it is worth passing over unless you have only a limited amount of time to sample their lineup. It shouldn’t be too hard to find around southern Indiana with a little work.
Aroma / Appearance - The mild black base has a brownish edge. Traces of creamy legs trap the ebony tinted head. Roasted peanuts dipped in chocolate are robust. Accompanying it is a dry texture of black coffee.
Flavor / Palate - Fluid, light, and supple, the beer rushes across the tongue like refreshing sips of iced black coffee. Dark malts ripple as they carry black coffee towards the back of the throat. A solid sessionable porter this is average for the style. There may be better out there but the local aspect would have me coming back.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bank Street location. Sweet roasty malt aroma. Bloack brown with a small beige head. Sweet roasty coffee malt flavor. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This isnt bad, but not what i expected from a porter. Its very light and has little aroma. Some roasted flavors to it, but surprisingly light on the palate.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown pour with a thin tan top. Scent is dark roasted malts, chocolate and wood. Taste is same. Very good.