sodakotakid (210) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
pours dark black with a small tan head. This porter has a very malty coffee flavor. It is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. There is an unsweetened chocolate flavor with a strong dark fruit taste and a light roasted flavor.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: July 2, í12
Served on tap at the Smuttynose Brewery into a pint glass.
A: Very roasty. The roasted malts take on a dark chocolate and coffee character.
A: Pours a very dark, almost black, color with a thick, brown head that stays throughout the beer and exceptional head retention. A great looking beer.
T: Follows the nose with a very roasted flavor, but also a nice bitter hop bite. This beer is appropriately named --ery robust.
P: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Among the best porters Iíve tasted.
seth_lfod (244) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once I realized there was a NH brewed shelf beer in the top 10 porter category I had to have it. Thanks Nick for snagging it out of a mix 12pk for me. Very dark brown black with a awesome mocha head that stays as a film. Smell is roast malt, espresso, slight cocoa. Taste is robust! Strong roast, black coffee, and a hint of dark chocolate. Some traces of hop bitterness. Tasty beer that I have shrugged off in the past.
Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fine porter, and the name suits it. It pours a rich, viscous brown with a medium head that leaves a ton of lace. The aroma is smokey malt, with black walnut notes and a little bit of vanilla. The flavor adds a bit of bakerís chocolate and a mild tingle in the finish. Delicious.
drfabulous (3374) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big black pour with tan head. Big chocolate taste. Coffee. Rich and big for low abv. Solid.
ContemplateBeer (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Wow. Only 5.7%? HUGE roasted malt nose; dark chocolate, waffle cone, fig jam. Would have guessed this was an Imperial Stout from the aroma alone; bonus points for that. Appearance: Oily, pitch black pour with a huge, bubbly mocha head. Flavor: Not quite as complex as the nose, but still very nice. Roast character is dominant, and the chocolate is there- a bit more simple than the nose suggests. Palate: Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Wonderful beer; highly recommended.
gr8nhbrewer (8) - - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rosted malts with a touch of hops in the nose, no off notes, love the roasted malt notes, beautiful. The flavor is a perfect balance of malt and hops, with a more robust note, as expected, than a traditional porter. The hops are a bit assertive but round out the profile. Excellent beer!
Hophaze (126) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Louie. Pours black with creamy tan head and minimal lacing. Chocolate notes. Taste of mild chocolate and roasted malts. A little thin compared to what I'm used to for a porter but solid none the less.
ectotherm (9) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer if you can find it ship it to the less unfortunate. It goes down nice with a slab of meat on the grill. Definitely will have to try it with the veggie platter as well.
mike5326 (463) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan frothy head. Roasted malt smell. Slightly acidic coffee and roasted malt flavor.