phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from thorpe429- thanks, Thorpe! Pours an opaque coffee brown with an initially large but quickly descending tan head. Leaves a good deal of lace in the glass. Aroma is surprisingly smoky, with roasted and smoked malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and a little bit of peat. Flavor follows suit, with smoked and roasted malts, peat, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, and toasted brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice porter.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Draft at American Ice. Very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of pine and coffee. Taste is dark cocoa, coffee grounds, bitter finish. Interesting.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks E for sharing. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is lightly roasty, some acidity and light tartness--smells off. Flavor is off as well, paper, diacetyl, really bad. One of the worst porters I have had in some time.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque pour with one finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose shows some roast and caramel with some papery notes and diacetyl. Flavor is mildly acidic with notes of day old bitter coffee. Some diacetyl. Bleh palate.
obguthr (3312) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich aroma of coffee, toasted grain, and dirt, particularly grainy. mahogany, medium beige head. Full body. Again, very grainy. Dirt and coffee flavor with a light blackberry tartness.Finishes with medium roast coffee.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cinnamon, cocoa, and raisins. Flavor of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, light citrus, and chocolate.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich black color, paper-thin tan head. Muted aroma and flavors of chocolate malt and creamy coffee. Itís finish is so clean and tidy I could easily envision drinking pint after pint of this in some dark pub. The fact that itís this welcoming and 7.5% ABV is wonderfully dangerous.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 3/22/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, faint berry-like fruits and leafy hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Damn good porter. Welcome to Virginia guys...
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad little porter. Great, full aromas of noble hop and unleaded coffee; very natural on the nose. A little thin on tasting, though, losing some of the intensity of its coffee and chocolate.
wmdailey (1) - - JUL 22, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have this on tap at the brewery every week. Itís hard to believe that no adjuncts are used in crafting this full-bodied, smooth, coffee forward Porter. Delicious and a must-have in the Northern Virginia/DC area.