noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-brown pour, open beige head, spotty lace. Nicely harmonized blend of chocolate and cherry aromas with a hint of underlying ash. Flavor built around a generous dosing of chocolate malts, red fruit flavors are up front and a strong second component. Overall sweet with just enough citric hops for balance. Medium to full body; bright, lively palate. An excellent porter.
dmipa (13) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Discount Liquor Milwaukee, WI. $8.49 6-pk. bottle 11/09. Aroma of a light blend of roasted coffee, milk chocolate notes. Taste sourness at first, followed by black licorice, slight smoke, and a slight bitterness. Very creamy on the palate, full body, nice creamy lace of foam around glass. I probably won’t buy again, but worth trying if you get a chance.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from bockyhorsey consumed 8/17/2009.
pours slightly darker than the typical porter ruby brown and is capped by a creamy tan head. random foamy spots of lace stick to the glass.
it smells like a porter should... licorice, sweet fruit, coffee, roast, chocolate, caramel, wood and a slight lactic tartness.
the flavor however, takes a weird turn... there is a rather high level of sourness throughout... it’s not completely off putting but it is distracting... notes behind the tart mask include yeast, woody earthiness, roast, sour milk, coffee, caramel coated toasted nuts and a slight bit of ash.
there is a sharp mouth feel present from prickly abundant carbonation which makes the medium body unpleasant to drink.
infected? odd since this would be from the same six pack nick and bill rated? 7/3/5/2/13/3.0
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of alagnak. Pour is brown black with a 1/2 inch tan head. Aroma of grain rye black bread maltiness. Touch of cream milkiness followed by roasted office coffee. There is some grassy tobacco in there too. Taste is flat off coffee and creamer. Mildly roasty, weird sweet milky sweet. Not all that much of my sort of thing. Palate is medium, above average carbonation. Aftertaste is the flat coffee - with some sweetness and the tobacco. Pretty dull overall. I have really enjoyed all of these O’so Beers Chris, thanks.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a ligt brown/tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some spice, peppery. Tastes bitter, spicy, smoky, peppery, roasty with a velvety mouthfeel. Very enjoyable. Thanks to MrPickles for this one!
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a porter, tastes like a porter, feels like a porter - I like this, and want to make it.
sheps33 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique roasty goodness. Great mouthfeel and oddly refreshing. Underrated IMO and most definitely worth trying
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Thick black color, with just a hint of ruby red in the edges. Massive foamy tan head. Big time chocolate aroma. Thick and roasty, lots of deep crystal malt nuances. There is some pronounced sandy bitterness as well, which balances it out quite well. Almost creamy at times, but finishes with a bitter hop/cocoa kick. A really solid, well done big porter.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewery. Nose is really nice, a little spice, a little wood, and lots of really fresh roasted goodness. Taste is surprisngly fruity and a great balance of sweet/roast/bitter flavors. Finishes crisp for a porter, which I enjoy, and a nice lingering aftertaste that compelled me to drain the glass really, really quickly. Really nice job on this one.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Underrated, for sure. Bottle from hellbilly’s cooler of wonders. Pours oily black with a trim reddish tan head. Smells like this is bourbon barrel aged - whoa. Tastes of raspberries & cream, juicy plums, coffee, and toasted malt. Silky palate. Great stuff.