rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark porter. the main thing going on is a mild ancho chili flavor. not all that strong but manages to cover up most everything this beer has to offer. The chilli is a litte more subdued than most so this may appeal to a wider audience and its easier to drink. reminds me of ska mole but quite a bit thinner decent
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small head.
The aroma is roasty and sort of faint. The beer has aa decent coffee aroma and is lightly sweet smelling.
The beer is lightly bitter, roasty and has a nice mild earthy hoppiness. The dark chocolate is mild but enjoyable. All flavors seem tame, but together they make up a pretty tasty beer that’s very easy to drink.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, thanks Matt! Dark brownish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, hints of spice, slight earth, hints of toffee, vanilla. Taste is a mix of roast, toffee, hints of chocolate, coffee, with a slight spice, finishing fairly sweet, slightly roasty, with a hint of licorice, smoke, roast, fnishing fairly sweet, but dry and pretty balanced.
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a nice deep, porter-esque brown with a thin mocha head, little retention (almost none... but could be the glassware). Nose is roasted malt. Mouth is medium bodied, some roasty notes, hints of chocolate, coffee, ghr usual things you’d expect from a standard Porter, with a pretty clean finish all things considered (a slightly sooty back end) Not that it’s a bad thing, but more like unremarkable in the way you’d use it as a measure for the definitive porter. Technically solid, just nothing innovative here.
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate. Medium on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, roasty, toast, chocolate, with a light, bittersweet finish.
magicalpoet (24) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the brewery. A paragon of the style! Some roast coffee with dark chocolate notes. Pours a nice dark brown/black with great flavors and a nice, slightly bitter ending. Maybe a tad sweet, but I like that in a porter.
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Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Revolution Brewpub, Chicago - 04/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown vergeing on light black, with a thin tan head that soon clears to a small lake and the edges.
Light roast malt on the nose, touch of chocolate, peppery, liqourice.
Tastes of roast malt, dark caramelised sugars, burnt tofee, touch of smoke.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation.
Nothing special, a small notch above average.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin brown pour with a thin ring hezd. Strong complex aroma of vanilla toffee caramel and whiskey. Rich and carmely. Seems barrel aged but isn’t.
Tmoney99 (11090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and sweet chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared from Bier Koning. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate and a little fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodie with soft carbonation.