ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can from Old Town; shared with Boo. Aroma: Fairly big roast character with chocolate hanging tough; interesting lighter fruity esters that remind me of banana Runts. Appearance: Garnet nearly black pour with a foamy light tan head that settles into a ring. Flavor: Coffee roast notes mostly lead up front and are a mainstay throughout; banana runts make a quick appearance; a little chocolate sweetness comes in midway through, and leads to a semi dry finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Just alright for me; felt like a pretty average porter all around.
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Dense clear dark mahogany brown, beige head cover, thin stripes of lace. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Taste is malt with a delayed burst of toast that flows like water to a smooth, lightly hopped finish. Simple brew, but definitely satisfying.
Capa (2425) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body with a beige, fizzy head. Very thin body. Aroma has caramel, roast malt, a bit of milk. Flavor is roast malt, caramel, a bit of brown sugar, lactose. The thin body really detracts from the potentially enjoyable flavor. Ok porter.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to phalluslu. pours a dark brown with ruby highleights and a medium brown head that dissipates quickly, to leave almost nothing on top...not a good sign. Aroma is dark cocoa with a bit of coffee. a very slight red wine character, I think. Taste is sharp, dark coffee and then fades to almost nothing, slightly thin mouthfeel, but not watery. A slight alcohol presence as well. overall, good, but seems a bit thin and flat in flavor.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lighter porter. Smooth chocolate, caramel. Non detectable alcohol. Sweet, malty.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious Porter; not perfect, but smooth, roasty, and chocolatey. One of the best Porters I've had
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tyunker1 (26) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good flavor...is it chocolate? Not sure, but good. Love porters. How many characters left? Done.
Bulk_Carrier (3016) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tracy for the can.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some lovely light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell, hot damn, if this wasn’t nice, it had a super nice roasty smooth coffee with a fairly light chocolate to mocha flavoring. Light vanilla slightly settles the aroma nicely.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and provided a super nice glazing of chocolate coating the vanilla and mocha. There’s a long lingering robust and smooth chocolate to coffee aftertaste leading to a not as dry as expected finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Porter. If I lived in their distro, I’d be seeking this beer out more than enough.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Black pour with a big rocky head that fades slowly to a film and leaves chunky lacing. Aroma is an odd mix of chocolate, roast, and grape kool-aid. Tastes the same. Very odd grape kool-aid flavor really throws this off. Medium to thick body. Not terrible, just odd.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Adriatico’s. Great palate. So there’s that. I mean there’s chocolate and stuff. Plus, nice lacing.