onceblind (6696) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown, nearly black, with a thin sticky light tan head. Roasty earhy aroma with dark Porter malts--no real sweetness or bitterness on the nose. Roasty and dry flavor that almost has a bit of dates on it, but is mostly just dry dark malts, and a kiss of dates and roast. Dry and simple.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of dark chocolate, roasted malt into some vanilla, coffee, almost molasses with a hint of dark fruit in there. Taste was a mix of toffee, dark chocolate, roast, some earth into a bit of vanilla, finishing slightly bitter, slightly sweet.
Concealer (1107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear dark brown with a frofthy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor is the same with some subtle dark fruit. Light to medium bodied, lingering dark fruit.
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Denver fire station no. 26 with Stephen. Aroma is milky malt chocolate. Taste is not as good, thin cocoa, malty notes.
Steve_0 (3742) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, vanilla, espresso, somewhat earthy, cocoa nibs, graham crackers, and grass in the aroma. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toasted bread, earthy, and dry with a roasted bitter finish. Medium mouhfeel with soft carbonation. Damn decent porter and sessionable at 6.5%.
DenverLogan (1011) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery and in take-home growler, poured in a Great Lakes tulip glass. Pours black with moderate brown head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, slight milk chocolate, minerals, light coffee. Overall very flavorful with minimal offensive flavors for this style. I went for a growler!
notalush (5645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - black pour - a hearty and rich porter - complex, sweet malt profile of chocolate, raisin, coffee, prune - some vanilla creamy sweetness through the middle is tempered by moderate acidity and bitterness from the darker malts, along with a bit of roast/char - lightly woody finish - well-made porter.
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz. at the brewery. Pours pretty dark with a very well formed head. Station 26 makes really good looking beers, for what it’s worth. The aroma is very English with distinct toffee notes. A good amount of roast and chocolate notes are present as well. The flavor is very clean, I wouldn’t expect anything else from these guys at this point. The palate is very full for the style, great on this snowy night. The hops are barely worth mentioning, while thick malt flavors fill the mouth with toffee, chocolate, raisins and coffee. I really enjoyed this one.