SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a deep brown with blackened center and reddish orange tint to the edges. The head was off white to tan color. Aroma was nice chocolate and light coffee. Taste is dark chocolate with soft coffee and roasted malts that is robust at first but drinks rather smooth. I’m sure I could see myself drinking this all day and not worrying with the lower abv.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from LaBodega. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate roasted coffee and caramel. Flavor is rich semi-sweet chocolate, roasty bitterness with no alcohol taste. Medium to full body with a smooth mouth feel. This is a solid porter, lots of chocolate, some roast and goes down easy.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice roast and light chocolate aroma. Good flavor with a coffee chocolate balance and decent hops backing. Very tasty brew.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, thin tan head. Aroma of brown bread and coffee. Tasty is roasty and toasty. Medium body. A proper porter.
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Tried this at the brewpub in mid-September. Pours a very dark brown color with a light brown colored head. Nose is of dark roasted malts, mild mocha notes and a general charred character. The taste is very similar, with some brown sugar, cold coffee and mild anise. Light sweet vanilla bean notes come out as this beer warms. Decent body. A pretty decent brew.
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery: One of my favorites from Sleeping Lady. Still a bit sweet for me, like many others from this brewery, but it wasn’t too bad. Enjoyed the soft roast, dark chocolate and creamed and sugared espresso qualities. Zingy hops in the middle were nice, too.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear dark brown colour, small brown head; light aroma of soy sauce; smooth palate; balanced flavour
nearbeer (3439) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pub. Nice nose of coffee, dry cocoa, and caramel. Flavor is mocha, graham cracker, ash and caramel. Medium body is soft, smoothly carbonated, and balanced.
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Snow Goose. Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Almost licorice nose with some chocolate and green hops. Sweetened coffee flavor with some roast grains and milk chocolate. Some chalk and a grassy hop finish.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a roasted coffee color with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of caramel, toasted malts, and faint hops. Good stuff.