Felix_the_Cat (1) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Porters I have had - tried it at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA - also highly recommend going there
ermahgang (6) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorites. If you like porters this is a must to put on your ’to try’ list.
njnut (378) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pored at brewery, deep brown with white head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate as was taste, roasted malts in finish. Alcohol hidden but warming in finish.
OnTheTrail (177) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from non existent notes One of my favorite porters, a beer I enjoy very much, from my favorite local brewery.
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. It’s 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.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left nonetheless.
4.5 S: Wow is this powerful. Unyieldingly grainy with equally potent chocolate. Toasty after that. Mild roastiness. Coffee with cream. I love the nose on this. It’s both bold and well integrated.
4.5 T: Taste is just as impressive. Again a HUGE graininess. This is certainly the grainiest porter I’ve ever had and I love it. Lots of chocolate with coffee with cream underneath. Again just a mild roastiness, but it works so well. Sweet, hearty neutral maltiness. Just so good. Love this.
5.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Both creamy and silky smooth. Awesome here.
5.0 D: This is one of those beers that you need to buy lots of random beers to find a hidden gem. This is a hidden gem. I could drink this all damn night. I think SteveFinny sent me this, which means I’m even more indebted to him than I already am. This is a killer beer. Get it, drink it, love it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-22-2012 02:07:28
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a short light head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is bitter but there is a subtle sweetness that comes through after that initial bitterness. Finishes dry with a coffeeish aftertaste.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dark and super thick. This has lots of roasted and smokey notes to it that make it a great drink. It’s heavy and not something for a hot day.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smooth, somewhat creamy and substantial mouthfeel that is exactly what makes a great porter. sense of caramel and dark cocoa with a malt and hop infusion evenly and exactly layered. just a bit of vanilla rum and that broth like hint that says beer or rather porter. this is my idea of a great porter.
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really good porter! It doesn’t have the overly chocolate/caramel/sweetness that oftens ruins other porters. Great stuff.