PhatB420 (468) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a pint, color is dark midnight, black magic marker. Taste is malty, roasty, dark choco, mixed nuts, grainy granola, and sweet sugared molasses. Head is tiny and leaves an inconsisten ring round the glass. Body is full, mouthfeel is dry and sweet. Name fits the beer, as one can picture either enjoying one near a stovepipe or in a stovepipe. Nice VT brew.
snoworsummer (353) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Medium body and low carbonation. Tastes slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Coffee nutty flavor. Smells roasted.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, caramel, toffee, earthy hops, figs, raisins, and some woody notes. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting earthy hops, dark fruit esters, chocolate, and light toffee; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Dark brown, ruby or garnet hues, moderate to large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Roasty nose, semi-sweet, cocoa and some chocolate, along with some lactose.   Moderately hopped on the tongue,
remains a bit sweet (sweeter than most), with a nice roasted background mixed with a bit of dark chocolate or cocoa.   Nice!   I like this in that its not overly hopped.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, although it does
coat well.   Slight ash on the finish, remains roasty with some bakers chocolate like background.   Fairly tasty!
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This porter has some nice roasting and liquorice flavors going on. Worth a 6er.
ADesenberg (304) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Like roasted chocolate... Aroma and flavor. Good, but nothing to write home about.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt smell, a little chocolate. Very smooth, crisp Porter without giving up taste. Not watery, just balanced.
reberiii (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour from bottle. Dark, cocoa foam. Bitter finish with a slightly thin pallete. Enjoyable, but not elite.
hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a dark brown leaving the same color body with a one inch off white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Some nice standard light foamy lacing appears around the sides of the glass. No carbonation is seen rising. The smell centers around the coffee with some chocolate in the background. Some light honey appears. The taste is pretty much the same, but in a good way. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just an overall standard feel. With the ABV where it is, this is still a very drinkable beer. Overall, this is your typical American Porter, nothing special, but nothing bad.
hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with thick beige head (very nice). Aroma is of roasted malts hints of smoke. Smoky flavors with touches of caramel or molasses and coffee; leaves you with a dry finish, is definitively a beer made to warm you up as a porter should nice representation of this style of beer.
bth122 (872) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with two finger frothy head. Aroma is coffee bean, cocoa. Medium light bodied. Creamy palate. Slight milkyness. Ok. Easy to drink darker beer.