deyholla (6519) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to secret Santa! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a strong roasted malt note with a bit of coffee and underlying bitter dark chocolate. Flavor starts with strong roasted malts and dark chocolate but finishes with dark coffee and a good amount of dryness.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from RS Food Mart. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, and lots of coffee. Taste is ash, chocolate, and maybe a little more coffee.
Strykzone (4842) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big rich tan head slowly fades but never completely so. A roasty coffee aroma. Coffee and roasted notes dominate but dry powdeted chocolate can be tasted. Hops enhance nicely with fairly big bitterness and citrus. This is right down the middle for an American porter. Nicely done.
mar (4794) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, and dry. Very nice on the palate, coffee, grainy chocolate, smooth finish.
degbert (1078) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque brown-black with a brown, high, creamy head. Nose is spiced coffee, baking chocolate, and a faint savory edge -- almost like garam masala. Very dark on the tongue, but not at all heavy; there’s richness, but no real oiliness on the palate. It’s a good, basic porter. Sometimes that’s all I want.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma is full of milk chocolate with some roasted malt thrown in. I also get a slight him of coffee in the aroma. The flavor is similar. There is a bitter roasted malt and chocolate quality that really comes through strongly. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high (prickly) carbonation. A very nice porter. My only minor complaint is that I wish there was a little less carbonation.
Beerenberger (1386) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of roasted malt, meat, coffee, and chocolate. Pours a deep black with a none lasting tan head and minor lacing. The taste is roasty, meaty, slightly bitter coffee, a hint of sweetness and a nice bitterness in the finish. Medium- full body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very robust and enjoyable porter.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma has a hint of smoke with a strong dark roasted grain presence. Flavor is much the same with a hint of bitter sweet chocolate and signs if earthy hop in the finish. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Well made brew!
jkrobertson88 (1) - Leander, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hints of coffee with nodes of milk chocolate to follow.
From a presentation stand point it is beautiful, pitch black body and a tan head. The smell reminds me of putting my nose into a bag of ground coffee.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and caramel with a dry finish.