Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque, warm, chocolaty sable with a thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Smoky aroma is downright ambrosial, with mocha and burnt hops notes. Delicious flavor has notes of smoked wood, quality coffee, chocolate and molasses. Firm body has good fizz and a lip-smacking fizzy and smoky finish.
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the restaurant.
Aroma: malty, toasted/roasted malts
Taste: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, hint of caramel
A good porter without flaws. A solid brew for sure.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a dark brown-black color with a finger of tan-brown frothy head. The head slowly fades leaving behind some thick lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of chocolate malts and roasted coffee. There is also a touch of milk sweetness and hops.
T - Starts off with roasted chocolate malts and a bit of coffee flavor. The is a bit of background hops noticeable. Through the middle a bit of lactate sweetness alongside some more roasted flavors come through. The finish is roasted and slightly sweet and lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth and just a bit creamy. The finish is slightly dry and roasted.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of roasted chocolate and coffee flavors. The touch of hops that I tasted was a nice addition.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a fizzy off white head. Big roasted grain and slightly burnt coffee aroma and taste with a cream flavor to the finish.
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Dark brown in color with a small amount of light brown head to it. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and a general malt roast. Cocoa, charred malts, vanilla and mild anise all come out in the flavor. Creamy texture with slightly above average mouthfeel. Nice looking lacing on the glass. Sweet molasses finish. There was more flavor to this compared to many others in the sampler.
sistinas (93) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with a medium head. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate in the flavor. Medium-bodied, mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side but very solid in general. Glad to have a good beer to start off a weekend of skiing.
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
Appearance: Black with a tan head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee
Taste: Silky mouthfeel, smokey and roasted malts
Very nice Porter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: July 05, 2009
Appearance: dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, drippy sheets of lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, hint of caramel sweetness
Body: creamy velvet body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, light caramel sweetness make is rich, touch of roasted adds a coffee character
Overall: I can see why this is the brewer’s favorite
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours dark brown with a a retentive tan head. Nice aroma of coffee grounds and dark roast. Medium bodied with a light texture and a hint of fizziness. Flavor of nuts, coffee, dark roast, and chocolate. There is not a lot of residual sweetness. Bitterness comes out on the dry finish, but has some chalky and milky notes as well. Probably the best beer I tried here.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee-dark malt. Taste is rich dark malt/oat-brown sugar, ashy, dark fruit-raisin, slight acidic hops, zero carbonation.