WisconsinBeer (706) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a minimal head. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, slightly smoky, hints of coffee as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid for a porter.
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with very little head, just minor tan lacing. Aroma is a nutty cherry with earthy undertones and definite vanilla notes. Flavor is nutty, vanilla, roasted malts and raisin. Body is creamy but with a more amount of carbonation.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a very thin, off-white head. Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate, and mild fruit. Palate is a little thin, and the carbonation is present. On taste - the fruit element is the one that strikes me. It’s not in-your-face, but its there, and memorable. Little bit of a dry finish, very nice brew.
beerbill (3454) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Ughsmash. Pours a deep brown with a clear reddish edge that allows light to pass. Thin off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and to a lesser extent coffee and caramel. The flavor is mostly roasted malt along with some chocolate, coffee, and wet cardboard. Medium bodied.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and light vanilla. Taste is much the same. I need to write more but I’ve become burnt out on Porters/Stouts.
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours a dark brown/black with ruby around the edges when held up to the light, and a very thin dark tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma is heavy on chocolate, dark roasted malt, light smoke, and burnt oatmeal raisin cookies. Aromatically this beer walks a fine line, as it’s close to being over-roasted, but I cannot pick up any of the vegetal character, so I’ll keep it at a 7. Flavor also possesses some nice chocolate, but this is briefly interrupted by a flavor of oxidized wet coffee grounds in the mid-palate before ending on a pleasantly roasty note that’s coupled with some dark chocolate. Not much else here besides the aforementioned flavors. Mouthfeel is medium with a touch too much carbonation. Having had a test batch of this previously, I can say that this beer is no longer infected. The only problem with that is I found that the infected batch tasted better than this bottling (the green apple really worked with the other flavors).
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is of bakers chocolate, light hops, light coffee, and mild dark fruit. Taste is of bitter chocolate, hops, spent coffee ground and mild fruit flavor. Creamy mouthfeel and bittersweet finish. Not digging this one.
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a straight on, just plain good ol’ beer. Served with an great light tan foamy frothy head that lasts a while and good lace. Color is an opaque dark brown. Aroma is rich, roasty, malty, earthy, some cocoa, a bit of coffee and a hint of beer bitterness. Flavor’s about the same but lots more of it. Great body and carbonation. Good finish although a bit boozy. Could be a slower session beer. Solid beer.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with dense tan head. Smokey, sour coffee ground aroma with hint of old grain bin. Taste leans towards sour, with a presentation that is a bit thin, and has a nice bitter finish.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark brown like any good porter. nose is vanilla and cotton candy with slight molasses. taste is candy sugar sweetness and slight woody oak with a hint of vanilla. this is an excellent porter, certainly among one of my favorites.