northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and malty, nice sweet aroma. Overall a quality porter, though not in the upper echelon of the style.
bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night without much head. Smells like cold coffee, tastes has coffee and slightly burnt toast - guess it would make a good breakfast beer.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours barely, see-thru black with ruby highlights.
Thick, whipped, tan head.
Scent is malt, coffee/chocolate.
Taste is roast, ash-bitter coffee.
Thin, but a nice solid porter.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Earthy roasty chocolate aroma. Black brown with a large tan head, nice lacing. Roasty malt, chocolate, earthy/ashy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Ericular (429) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a head that dissipates into a thin ring. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Taste is roasty and smoky, but not the best aftertaste. Palate is really thin and makes it feel more bland than it is.
wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Pour is black with tan lacing. Aroma of smoke, roast, and malt. Taste is sweet but with sour hints that turns to a slightly bitter smoke aftertaste.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours very dark brown with tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is smoky dark chocolate. Flavor adds light coffee roast. Sweet with a latent unexpected sourness. Medium bodied. Smoky aftertaste. Decent but a tad light.
bytemesis (2429) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an orange tint. Large tan creamy head, mostly lasting and leaving great lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of wet hay. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, nice coffee bitterness lingering through the finish. Full bodied for a porter. An old favorite of mine that i am pleasantly surprised that i still enjoy.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with some reddish tints. Huge head that lasts for quite awhile; decent lacing. Aroma very underwhelming - some chocolate notes, but some earthy, dirty elements as well. Flavor - faint chocolate at first, then some bitterness. Somewhat thin-bodied for the style. Okay - was expecting better.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a tan, creamy head. Flavor is roasted malts and relatively light. Nice flavor profile with some bitterness to it. Overall a nice offering from Summit. Could handle 25oz of this no problem.