kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, via StFun. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger tight bubbled light brown head that retained as a thin film. Nice chocolaty and roasty nose with a nice hefty hoppiness. Very strong aroma. The flavor is nice, chocolate malt driven, with lighter roast balanced nicely with some leafy hoppiness. A little bit on the sweeter side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of residual sugar clinginess. Moderate fizzy carbonation cuts well though. Overall, a pretty darn good Porter. Very sessionable, this didnít get tiring through the whole growler.
bmk (2) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight malt and chocolate aroma. Nice, rich dark color with some reddish-amber hues at the edges of the glass. Starts with a big, toasty flavor and finishes with a balanced, coffee-like finish. Great mouth feel - substantive and creamy without being too heavy.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2009 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, and light roasted malt. It pours a dark brown with garnet highlights and a small off-white head. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. The finish has some faint roasted malt and just a hint of coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Slight metallic taste. Medium body with a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Good drinker.
blklab2007 (1776) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured a dark chestnut brown in color with a nice thick coating of dark tan head. aroma has bitter chocolate, coffee, malt, and toffee. mouth feel is on the lighter end but has an interesting creamy thickness. flavor has coffee, bakers chocolate, caramel sweetness, and some earth.
BVery (5129) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 TAP: very dark pour, with a nice chocolate nose. Chocolate and roast on taste, very creamy, excellent beer.
LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arrived a dark brown with a brownish head.
There were noticeable chocolate and coffee notes on the nose.
The flavor is malty and hits the middle of the palate. The chocolate and coffee again dominate and give a medium long finish.
The mouthfeel is creamy but, oddly, starts off a bit watery.
Paired with Braised Bison Shortribs and youíve got yourself a helluva meal.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Foamy, average sized, beige head. Very dark brown, slightly ruby pour with average lacing. Roasted malt and bitter coffee were dominant in the aroma and the flavor profile. There is also a little toastiness and caramel flavor in the malt. Moderate bitterness that wipes away the malty sweetness. The coffee roastiness lingers for a while, which I appreciate. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. A bit softer carbonation would have been nice. Overall this was a good, easy drinking porter.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black pour with a tan head. Faint roasted and coffee aroma. Flavor is roasted with some bitter coffee at the finish. Light mouth feel and tons of carbonation.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle - Very fast disappering head on black body; Very unpleasant chemical nose with sharp glass fiber aromas; Soft carbonation on thin body, slightly bitter, could be alright but the bad aromas.....; A little better aromas in finish. Undrinkable!