chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured nearly black but actually dark brown with orangish highlights. The tan head is moderate in size and retention. Good lacing.
S: A surprising amount of coffee in the aroma, with plenty of dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate.
T: Roasted malts, soft coffee, toffee and a little brown sugar. Slightly sweet at the start but turns nearly bitter by the finish
M-- Light-medium body and carbonation.
O: A good porter, not overly sweet despite the apparent dirth of hops.
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, cherries, and coffee. Pretty good.
woodychevy (211) - - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favourite from SKA, but a decent porter. Pours black with almost no head. appears pretty carbonated- almost looks like coke when you first pour it. The malt flavours really come through- pretty sweet with a medium mouthfeel. Chocolate, cherries, spice, toast. Mouthfeel is medium- sort of a strange finish- something I can’t quite wrap my palate around. Not overly hoppy- almost too sweet for a porter. decent, just feels not quite balanced. I drank a founders porter about a week ago and should have sworn off porters for the month- nothing is quite living up to that.
ajnepple (1437) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor are rich and dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and fruity hop spiciness. Medium body with a slick, smooth texture and average carbonation. Finish is a bit dry, light hops and grains. Complex and robust flavor
EtTuCthulhu (843) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is subtle yet hoppy and of basement aromas, and the appearance of the beer is dark brown with nearly no head. The beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly sweet, but the body of the beer is full. The texture is thick and slick, and the finish is slightly bitter.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black,quick dimished head,no foam or froth retention.
Sweet mild chocolate with some buiscuit.
Taste is kind of average,light roast,mild chocolate,some herbal/earthiness,kind of flat and watery,some cherry notes that some dark beers tend to have from chocolate malt maybe,didnt like the finish,kinda diet choco-cherrie cola,semisweet. Ok. Not that great.
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that receded down to a medium film and large collar thus creating good runny lacing.
The aroma was on the mild side with a roasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a sweaty yeast along with notes of milk chocolate and coffee.
The taste was lightly roasty and somewhat sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, progressing with a light bitterness and a nice note of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slight bitter roastiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was a few shades below medium in body with a thin watery texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be rather thin for a Porter, although it was quite flavorful and very easy going down...
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black...hardley any light brown head.. Raisen aroma.. taste is decent. not sure if igot a bad bottle but its pretty flat..just ok
smaynard6000 (509) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours very dark, almost black with small beige head. Aroma is sweet black malt. Flavor is just slightly bitter with rich malty sweetness. Full bodied with just a bit of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad, certainly one of SKA’s better beers. As compared to other breweries’ stock porters, this one is middle of the road. Has the nice chocolate and coffee flavors with a slightly watery body. Mild when it comes to the hops, there is not much that makes this stick out. Still, a solid porter.