TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, notes from Dec 29 2011
Pours dark brown/black with a nice little tan creamy head on top of it. Solid aroma of roasty dark malts, notes of chocolate, a little bit of toffee in there, and a little bit of hop spice. Flavor: starts out tasting like toffee and sweet dark chocolate, then gradually gets drier as it sits on the tongue; first to a oatmeal-biscuit grain then to a mildly astringent crunchy dark porter. Surprisingly lively palate with medium-thin body & mouthfeel and a crunchy dark-grain and mild hop spice aftertaste. While it’s not an overpowering example of a porter, I’d never guess it was a second-run beer if I hadn’t been told.
On cask, same session:
Same basic color and general appearance as the tap version from the head down, but with much larger and more foamy/frothy head. Aroma is a little nuttier, less sweet, not as much toffee on the nose. Flavor comes through quite a bit weaker than the tap version; this is more of what I expected a second-run beer to taste like. Palate is flat and a little watery. Much prefer the tap version, sacrilege though that may be to "real ale" fans.
3.7 for the tap version, 3.3 for the cask version, works out to about a 3.5 overall.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Draft at Kedzie. Loads of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Awesome.
BLADT (470) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark, oily black in glass. Thin head. Lots of toasted malt aromas. Some faint field hops. Dark bread flavors. Hint of smoke. Dry. Finishes bitter. Overall, a nice porter with a head to place, but nice grain profile.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewpub. Darker-than-cola brown color with a well laced beige head. Aroma is dark roast that reminds me of Italian coffee beans or toasted rye seed (as far as I know neither coffee nor rye is used in this beer). TAste is similar with considerable roast and what I would swear is rye spiciness. Clean finish with a flavor profile bigger than the name indicates. Very drinkable anytime.
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at brew pub on Milwaukee, lighter bodied porter, black pour, medium roastiness, medium bitterness, light chcolate.
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black draft pour at revolution Brewery. Light coffee bean and malty taste. Average beer. Easy drinking though
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft; Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of chocolate malt, & coffee; Flavor of light roasted malt, coffee, hops, and some chocolate; Overall, a little thin - but decent session porter.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite liked this beer .. . pours a deep brown .. mild foam, lacing is quite good .. . mmm, spot on london .. . very tasty, and impressive seeing this is a second runnings beer .. . . One particle of unobtainium has a nuclear reaction with the flux capacitor - carry the ’2’ - changing its atomic isotoner into a radioactive spider. Fuck you, Science!
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and some chocolate. Flavors of roast with some chocolate and caramel sweetness. Body is a little thin. Sessionable.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light ot medium roasted malts, some dark candy sugar, and light brown sugar. Flavor was a bit bland and water, althoguh refined and well put together. Would make a pretty decent session porter.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Light-bodied with a roasty character and notes of burnt malt, dark chocolate and mild hops. The finish is lightly bitter with a dark chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.