Atom (2138) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and smoked malts. Taste of smoked chocolate and caramel malts, vanilla, and licorice. Pretty solid.
AWISLguy (2467) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz sampler at the source during the end of summer trip to the Cities. Chocolate, other sweet malts. Smooth and tasty. Very nice. 14.3
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of burnt brownies. Taste has toast and cocoa. Decent.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Northbound. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Coffee creamer, toasted nuts, espresso. Toast. Flavor is nicely balanced. Sweet brown sugar, light roast malt bitterness. Charred grain. Pillowy and smooth, creamy. Silky. Good stuff.
badgerben (4851) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 Minnesota Beer #800. Black color with no head. Strong aroma of smoke. Very piggy (that bacony, ham kinda smoke). Heavy roast and chocolate flavors with moderate smoke rounding it out. Full body.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, malts and some fruit. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aromŕ has notes of sweet dark grains with a good amount of roast and a touch of smoke. Flavor has a nice combination of sweet dark grains, roasted malts and a growing smokiness.
Leafs93 (2081) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the pub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, coffee and smoke. Taste is sweet with some light acrid bitter notes. Medium bodied, slick texture and overall a very solid porter. I enjoyed the hint of smoke in this porter.
csaso (2071) - Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - average size tan foamy head, almost black color, mildly roasty and chocolatey aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, good overall
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Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour at the brewpub with a slight tan head and some lacing. Not much going on in the nose - roasted malt. Taste is malty, chewy, slightly smoky in the finish. Roasted dark malt, slight bitter chocolate. Quite nice.
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quality porter from Northbound. Cocao and raostyed malts. a bit light but overall a decent porter.