BrewBoxer (2542) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub in colorAdo springs. Deep black color. Malty and nutty consistency with a milky palate. Ok
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint from cask at the brewpub. Pours very dark with a well formed head. The aroma is richly roasty, smokey and chocolatey. The hearty malt body conveys peaty smoke, earth, cacao and a little residual sweetness. It?s super clean and well balanced. The palate is silky. Excellent roast and smoke in the finish. This is an outstanding porter.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Appearance: two fingers of brown head that cascades like a nitro pour, dark brown color, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, light coffee, light roast. Palate: creamy texture, full body, light carbonation, bitter lasting finish. Taste: sweet start to lasting light bitterness. Overall, third favorite beer at the brewery while I was there. Well rounded, if not that complex.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light smoke and Italian roast coffee. Taste is of smoke, earth, wet soil, and heavy in roasted malts.
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The peat isn’t as strong as I’d like, but its there and its nice. Dark and roasted. Some lingering sweetness.
kayres (774) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a huge tan head. Smokey aroma, silky smooth and roasted barley. Subtle smokey peat flavors
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sonnycheeba (4874) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and dates. Flavor is light roast malt, dark fruit esters, and light earthy hops with faint caramel and cinnamon; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
UncleKorm (1181) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pumped from cask to aerate at the brewery. Dark brown, almost a black hue. Aroma of coffee & slightly roasted malt. Head is light brown & creamy, fair lacing & mostly diminishing. Moderately sweet with complex peat flavor not unlike sipping a fine aged scotch. Medium to full body, texture is not a creamy as I would expect, carbonation is soft. An enjoyable Porter that is one of the standards Phantom keeps available year round.
mike67 (1047) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a creamy, long lasting, off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malt dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Body is full and creamy, no carbonation. Taste is toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit. Long bitter finish. Good porter, but I don’t like it flat.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at brewery. Solid porter. Light smoke on nose but mostly dark sweet malts. Smoke much more pronounced in taste as peaty earthy smoke on good classic porter core. Dark brown with heavy lacing. Cask treatment works great.