OD40oz (747) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark broown with a long lasting foamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Nice thick beer with a great chocolate flavor and a roasty coffee finish. I would let them lock me up in the state pen if I could drink this all day.
fivehoursfree (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells fantastic, I can taste the chocolate and a little coffee. Smells of roast. Smooth and easy to drink. My favorite porter.
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle brought back from N.M. from a friend. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a slightly earthy nose. 1/2 inch head stayed with the beer and left great lacing til the end. I think the flavor of this Porter is one of the better out there. It is very silky due to the bottle conditioning I believe. The flavor is roast coffee, chocolate, finished with a hint of bitter sweetness. I could drink 6 of these at a sitting no problem and at 6.4% be pretty happy. I highly reccomend this one to any Porter fan.
bb0bbby (2) - USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice porter and easy to drink. Quite tasty. I will be searching for this soon.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a damn good porter and I’m sure this state pen aint full of border jumpers!
Aroma and flavor of roasted malts and nuts,coffee and chocolate. roasty wood smoke finish.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with ruby highlights and a generous, foamy, tan head. The nose is a blend of coffee, earth, toffee, and chocolate. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. The palate mimics the nose but with more chocolate and a touch of caramel. Nice earth and light coffee notes. Very light bitterness helps balance the malt sweetness. Medium-short finish. Overall an excellent porter with great balance. Highly sessionable.
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer hit all the benchmarks I judge a good porter by: chocolate and coffee notes on a roasted malt core, inky brown, full bodied, slightly sweet finish. My first one disappeared it was so drinkable so I had another one to go with my green-chile crusted salmon and mashed potatoes. Great pairing. Unfortunately, the second one came with stinking glassware. Oh well. Great go to porter. Need to see if I can get this in Denver.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime w/ superb residual lacng. Aromas of rich bakers cocoa and a bit of roasted leather. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy effers. Very rich w/ generous amounts of chocolate malts. A mild roast lends some character while the malty sweetness steals the show. Thick and creamy like chocolate milk. The finish is long and lingering w/ a mild bittering component. A very tasty brew indeed. It’s like drinking chocolate cakebread.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with an average tan head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is light vanilla with darkly roasted malt and just a hint of nuttiness. The flavor features the dark malt a little more with the vanilla and nut underlying. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium dark malt and vanilla finish.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Opaque black with a thin, oily, beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Well balanced, rich malty tones, with a mild soapy bitterness. A really well executed beer, everything you could want in an American Porter. At times almost nutty, meaty, smoky, some light berry tones as well. Remains quite drinkable despite the relatively big ABV. Nails the style.