rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery tap house. This was pretty good. Decent malty porter but not overwhelming. Some where between sessionable porter and a chewier porter. Serving: Tap
superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 1/7/2012. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a very nice 2 finger dense khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuttiness, toffee, biscuit, herbal hops, and slight smoke. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, toffee, light coffee, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, light coffee, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance malt and bitterness; quite robust and no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice porter. Robust, balanced, and very drinkable. I really enjoyed this one, I don’t know what the other reviewers are drinking.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a very creamy tan head. The aroma has a lot of roast malt and also some dark fruit and a bit of vanilla. The flavor is nice and malty with a hint of chocolate. Nice beer.
milewide (1324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet versus roast aroma and taste. Dark brown color with average head and body. IMO, more of a rich brown ale than a porter!
bigtaster (481) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black some brown hues, small tan head. Light nose, with yeast roasted, toffee. Coffee flavor tingly carbonation, nice roasty flavor. Standard porter.
drdisque (457) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Michigan Winter Beer Festival. Fairly nutty flavor. I found it a bit too malty as well. However, not bad and a very solid porter.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an average, to larger sized tan head. Aromas of roast, cocoa, toasted caramel, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of roast, chocolate, caramel, and grains.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really off putting smell. It took me forever to take the first sip. It is a decent porter in flavor. Not robust, but rather a frutier more sessionable flavor.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a clear dark brown with a tannish head, the aroma was of slight chocolate and caramel, the flavor was pretty boring actually, a hint of chocolate in the finish, meh.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a very deep brown colored body with a huge, over carbonated, four finger-width head that collapses slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is roasts, grains, a light chocolate, and a bit of an acidic fruitiness. Flavor is better. More of a pronounced roasty character up front before some chocolate comes in during the middle to balance. A light caramel and grain as well before this finishes dry and roasty with a nice chocolate malt and just a touch of acidic fruit from the aroma, but not enough to take away from the nice roast and chocolate flavor. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a medium-high carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. The flavor was better than the aroma and had a solid chocolate and roast character with just a slight fruitiness. Pretty carbonated on the pour, but not overly so on the palate. Nothing special, but not bad.