jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... medium brown with a light tan head, a finger cap lingers as does really nice lace... the aroma is a bit dead, a touch of cherry, vanilla, a faint bit of chocolate on the back, not enough going on, the supposed flavors should be bursting... generic bitter coffee, vanilla, candy cherries, herbal, not a good combo
pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Caramel and nuts, with hints of roasted malts on the edges.
Appearance: Dark, dark amber with a nice, tan head.
Taste: Light sourness on the bottom with a slight sweetness on top.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: Meh...itís drinkable, and certainly not wretched, but also not memorable or standout. I wouldnít pass this up, but I certainly wouldnít seek it out again.
strongpieman (1317) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium brown, clear, thin head. Complex aroma... Cherry, chocolate and roasted. Medium body, a little light for a porter. Finish is a little astringent. A decent porter, but noe to run to.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4106-20111112] Tap. Window washer fluid aroma ha a bit of a muted grainy pillow. Clear, dark amber cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light sour toast flavour has a little grain and caramel hints. Medium body. Good. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(@ Jolly Pumpkin brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI)
BelgianBeerGal (2870) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Local Belmont stubi bottle. Cute bottle and classic labeling...now for the beer. Really it was kinda pedestrian. You really had to focus to find the cherry and fruit notes. The porter base was a little thin but okay. Fine I suppose but I was hoping for more.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled on November 15, 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear brownish/red color with a very small light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is roasted and sweet malt, and some cherries. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also a bit of an herbal taste noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it seems pretty thin for a porter. Iíll finish the 6 pack I have, but I wouldnít buy this again for $11.99 a sixer. Itís disappointing for me because Iíve liked the other North Peak brews Iíve had in the past. However, itís worth a try if you can buy a single bottle somewhere.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Thanimal. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is lightly cherry, light roast and some coppery metallic notes. And the metallic flavor carries through on the tongue, light bitterness...roasty and very little cherry notes.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. A dark copper pour with little head and itbis clear with as much red as black. A very malty nose. The flavor offers a bit of hops with that malt. They are fruity and are subtle. This is kind of thin on the flavor.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of cherries, lighter roast, and some chocolate. Although thinner, I found this quite drinkable and enjoyable.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-12. Dark red tinged brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is tart fruity cherry cherry over muted porter base, mild roasty touches. Bit muddled but pleasant. 6+ Mild aroma, mild fruit over very mild porter character. Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Mild overall, but nice. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor