tnkw01 (1147) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber-brown. Very small head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste is toffee, coffee, chocolate. Bitter aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Interesting brew... Definitely more English than American porter. Caramel, roast and chocolate aroma. Similar flavor with some coffee aspects as well, and quite earthy. It’s also gotta ash thing going on that is simultaneously intriguing and off putting.Thanks to Thomassova for some VA beer."
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a little bit of lacing running nicely in a speckled sort of way around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a really nice roasty slightly robust coffee to chocolate with a lightly bitter citrus hoppiness in the background.
The taste was mildly bitter, roasty, robust and moderately sweet.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.
edgallow (2188) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, spice, coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and vanilla.
kidobutai (380) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hauntingly brown aroma. Nice head and lacing, creamy texture. Different than other porters, slightly bitter, good caramel flavor. Great local find!
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich full lasting head with lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Dark brown chocolate colour. Taste of mocha, an roast malt. Bitter palate with a creamy feel.
mike5326 (934) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan frothy head. Light pepper and malt aroma. Sour medium body with a malty finish.
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zickbeer_ye (280) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolaty grape notes some slight vanilla and earthy coffee notes. Tannish head and dark black reddish body. Roasty coffee and choclate flavors. Smooth and creamy on the palate.
rumproasts (2901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with small head. Pretty good porter. Very smooth with some big chocolate.
Iphonephan (3344) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours a deep cola brown with a tan head. Light chocolate nose. Flavors of cocoa nibs and roasted grain. Light to moderate mouthfeel. Bitter finish.