jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours brown with a decent sized light tan head that has good retention and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a decent roastiness, some caramel, a bit of coffee, and some hints of chocolate. The initial taste has a light sweetness with some roasted coffee. A bit of caramel and some chocolate. Some more roastiness on the finish. Quite dry overall. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Quite a nice beer. Not terrible complex, but very well done. I would certainly enjoy having this regularly.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ brewpub. Black and beautiful, with an extra thick coating of tan lacing on the glass. Aroma of pure cocoa and ovaltine. Very creamy palate with a long lasting finish that has late emerging, intriguing rich dark roast in the end. Flavors are unadulterated chocolate and the toasted malt ending is fabulously real and adds so much unpretentious depth and complexity. Want more porters like this. Gorgeous!
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Alex for shipping this from RR and Sean sharing it with us yesterday.
The perfect porter session beer, makes me think this is what a good small pub English beer tastes like.
A dark brown pour, tons of carbonation in a light tan head, good retention and lacing...Aroma and taste are similar and awesome. Light coffee, nice roastyness, super tastey and super easy to drink. Kept coming back to this growler throughout the night.
Get some of this right away.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of wavers1. Opened and shared at Dark Lord Day 2010.
A: Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head.
S: Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing too complex, but very well done.
T: Similar to the nose in characteristics. Nice depth of the present flavors. Nothing earth-shattering, but at the same time very nice for the style.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable, especially for the style. Thanks again to wavers1 for getting this out to me, as this is one I had been waiting to try for a long time.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-03-2010
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown. Moderate off white head. Aroma and flavor of dark malt, chocolate and toffee. Nice!
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
LCBS 2010. What a standout porter. Holy shit. Brown pour, tan head. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Flavor is so smooth. Chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt. Helluva porter. RR just kicks ass. End of story.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Another mad growler shared by Johnathan at the LCBS 10. A nice porter. Chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee. It was just a little bitter for my taste. But in all fairness, I just had Millennium and M, so the next guy might have trouble measuring up. i would like to revisit this beer again...
HonusWagner (1134) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exactly what a porter should be. Roasty, chocolate and coffee all over the place. Unbelievable drinkability. Not sweet, not too dry, nicely carbonated, great mouthfeel.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Russian river porter. Thanks to alex for sharing... Pours a dark cola
brown with lighter reddish edges and a thin soapy just off-white
head... Big roast aroma and cocoa chocolate nose. Quite assertive...
Roast and toasted malt, sweetened middle, and smooth finish. Fine
drinkabity in this one. Really creamy body and smooth all around. One of the best porters that i’ve had in a long time. excellent.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Might be one of the best beers i’ve ever had, i’d quite possibly punch my mom for another drank. Without question the best porter I have ever had. Amazing balance of bitter, body, hints of roast, tons of chocolate, backnotes of coffee. simply perfect.