fiveacestx (908) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery and now being called "Powder 11" - black and almost ruby when held up to the light. The nose and taste are both smoke. The mouthfeel is thin and the finish is also smoke. Ssssssmokey!
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pours dark brown with a large billowing light beige head. Light aroma, chocolate, hops. Flavor is roasty with bitter cocoa. Dry, highly carbonated. Decent.
Iphonephan (5683) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a tan head. Roasty nose. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Medium bodied. Smooth finish.
Bill Becker (732) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Dark brown with some red hues. Small tannish head of foam, little lacing.
S: Good amount of roasted malt, some chocolate like bitterness.
T: Roasted malt is lighter than I expected, some sweet notes, dark chocolate like bitterness.
M: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Could stand a bit more fizz to have a better mouthfeel.
O: A pretty average Porter; the 5% abv may make it easier drinking but I think it does so at the cost of taste.
3fourths (8989) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. filtered cola brown body with a small brown filmy head. watery body with a twangy caramel cola flavor up front. fizzy carbonation across the middle, ending with a toasted nut and bread short-lived
finish. fairly boring and watery porter overall. the low hop level and absense of roast suggest english-style classic brown porter, which is a treat to see, but unfortunately it simply doesn’t do much.