JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Dark brown, essentially black, with a grand dark tan head that is pillowy and long lasting. Strong dark chocolate nose with medium-roast coffee atop pecans and lightly sweet raisins. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of toasted grains, dark bakers cocoa, hazelnut spread, light coffee and licorice. Dusty finish. Solid porter.
Fritz123 (1315) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Lizardville in Akron. Pint glass. Pours a deep black with thin mocha head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts, caramel, dark cocoa nibs, and vanilla. Taste similar with the roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Great moderate mouth and carb. Finish is slight smokiness. Very nice.
blipp (6976) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted and lightly charred malts, mild chocolate sweetness, and burnt wood. Not bad.
Sdaniel90 (527) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Revolution Brewery. Almost opaque black with a minimal head. Smoked, roasted aroma with hints of coffee, dried fruits. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry and with a great smoked character, even the slightest sourness to make it a perfect porter. Very pleasant chocolate malt aftertaste. A fine porter.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are coffee, vanilla, chocolate, good Porter
arn8897 (147) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Pours a dark brown to black with a dark caramel head. Aromas of chocolate and Malt. Intense porter flavor with some chocolate and smokiness. Thin to medium mouth feel. Overall very nice porter. One of the best porters I have tried.
mfhennig (145) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can pours a really nice "not quite black" with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. This is not real thick, but it is smooth and creamy, decent carbonation a and it goes down easy.
Really nice porter, will probably do a side by side with Founders Porter!
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Chicago. This is gorgeous. About as dark as brown gets with light brown head. Smoky chocolate nose. Flavor is deep and rich like a good bittersweet chocolate bar. Beautiful balance. Solid brew!
EyeAmBaldman (379) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pippin’s in Chicago. Pours opaque black with a thin dark caramel head. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste is seriously like toast with sweet jelly on the backend. Dark chocolate on the tongue with a creamy mouth feel. Good beer.
BeerBunker (931) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of toasty malt, caramel, cocoa, and hops. Taste is of toasty malt, cocoa, and caramel. Has a nice hop character to it as well. Lingering hop taste. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not thick. Drinks very easy. I could definitely drink a sixer of this no problem. Very enjoyable.
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a one finger creamy tan head. Aroma is big on roast and roasted nuts, lots of toasty chocolate, a little dark caramel and light floral and herbal hop notes. Flavor is big on chocolate and nutty notes up front, with nice roast coming in a little later, some burnt sugar and spicy hops to the finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mostly dry entry, light carbonation and dry, slightly chalky finish. Good stuff.