FunkyBrewster (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and dark bitter chocolate with some coffee and crisp burnt toast notes. Flavor starts with some rich chocolate and medium roasty quality. Some espresso and ashy finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Pretty decent porter
jjuf1853 (1157) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours an opaque near black color with slight redish hue along the edge and a thin tan head. Slight lacing. Mostly roasted malt on the nose. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and tobacco flavors followed by a decent bitterness in the finish. Smooth.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark brown pour. Heavy off-white head. Medium body. There’s coffee and roasted malt on the nose and in the taste, but not extremely pronounced.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
has got some decent malt with coffee and mild cocoa. harsh palate but full of flavor. good to have
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Winterfest 2008, St. Paul, MN. Coffee in the nose; dry and chalky, but strong. Very dark body, almost opaque. Lighter tan tight bubble head that reveals its caskness. Not as good, strong or sweet as Surly Coffee Bender. Ok, but nothing spectacular.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth coffee nose with no hint of bitterness. Coffee flavor is smooth and well integrated with a dry finish. Winterfest 2008
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask drawn during the Winterfest 2008 in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that slowly dissipates to a white ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt with a light coffee that is well balanced with their regular established Great Northern Porter. Taste is medium to full bodied, very little carbonation from being cask drawn with flavors of roasted dark malt, some chocolate and coffee flavors. Finish has a lingering mild bitterness with an aftertaste the has both dark malt and coffee flavors but the coffee taste lingers around a little longer than all other flavors. I hope to see more of the coffee Great Northern Porter in future beer events or even on tap at our local taverns.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Winterfest. This is the GNP from summit with a nice coffee kick. Not as overpowering as Coffee Bender, but a nice smooth coffee blend that really adds a nice aspect to an already great porter. Just enough coffee in there to make sure you know it. Nice hop bite as well, this might have been dry hopped as well, i dont recall. Served on cask.