dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows light to moderate roast, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and lots of coffee. Flavor shows plenty of roast as well as some nutiness and a touch of earth.
Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is fairly balanced. The aroma delivered much more than the flavor, but overall not too shabby.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Darker brown color with a fizzy beige head on top. Looks a lot like cola. Aromas of nut, weak coffee, cocoa and star anise. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, grain husks, earthy hops, cocoa, watered down coffee and light spice. Dry finish. Rather thin. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
Atom (1619) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with amber highlights and a thin khaki head. Fairly light and dry aroma, molasses cocoa, a mild roast and slight coffee. Taste of cocoa, molasses, a light but steady and slightly chalky roast, with pleasant mild bitterness throughout. A pretty nice approachable and drinkable porter.
BeerInHeaven (220) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is faint malt and booze, like bourbon or whiskey. Creamy mouth feel. Hint of coffee and spice. A little bitterness fades in. Not bad, but not memorable.
AlastairEvans (16) - - JAN 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin, weak, altogether underwhelming. This is not a good example of what a porter should be.
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep chestnut pour with a small white head. Nice roasty and sweet toffee aroma. Similar taste. Medium bodied. This is pretty solid, much better than I was anticipating based on the average ratings.
ccex (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with small khaki head and some lacing. Aroma is chock full of roasted malts and bready malts, with some coffee bitterness and nuts. Taste is slightly bitter. Body is at best medium (I always hope for a thicker porter) with average carbonation. At first I thought that the breadiness in this reminded me of a doppelbock, but on further reflection, it’s just another porter with a slightly different twist.
boozedude (2165) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, small off white head.. Burnt nutty toast aroma, taste is a creamy coffe nutty taste, wish there was more carbonation as the one i have has none... Good taste tho
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an opaque brown-black with very little head. Nose is of coffee and dark malt. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is of dark roasted malt, coffee and a vague hint of hops on the finish. Only an average Porter, this one pairs well with cheese spread on Ritz crackers.
tmoreau (2765) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub bar, and dispensed to a pint glass with a nearly opaque, amber highlighted, dark brown color, with a substantial, light tan, cakey head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was mild roastiness, with cocoa and coffee notes of like intensity, a bit of nuttiness, and just a touch of toffee sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding moderate hop bitterness, a medium body, and soft carbonation. The finale was fairly dry. A decently crafted Porter.