eruizgarcia (186) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark tan with a good long lasting head. Coffee and malt, lots of sweetness throughout. Pleasant and easy to drink, but very thin - almost like water.
abcfan (689) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good brew. Pours black with a tan head. Lightly smoked, notes of tobacco. Smooth finish.
TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark deep brown color with a khaki head that dissipated faster than I would have hoped. Taste of sweet malts, cocoa and roasted malts with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty porter with great malt flavor. Not as strong with only 4.8% but still flavorful.
b3shine (5126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
gopherfan99 (349) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours nearly black with a beige head, sweet taste with chocolate, roasted malt, has a bitter coffee finish, nicely done
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Summit brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head and very little lacing. Nose is smoky dark chocolate. Taste is some coffee but the smoke still comes through.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a deep shade of brown. Wispy brown head. Hazelnut and burnt caramel aroma. Brown sugar, chocolate and general porter roastiness thoughout. Creamy mouthfeel almost suggests hints of lactose. This was a pretty good beer, in my opinion. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 ounce bottle. Pours black with off-white foam and good retention. The aroma is clean, but I miss the esters found in an English porter like Fuller´s. Pretty good taste with a cacao aftertaste. NIce clean bitterness, but perhaps a bit too much. I like this beer and think that it is one of Summit´s best, just not quite as elegant as an authentic English porter. The line between robust Porter and dry Stout seems to converge here. Tone it down and change the yeast strain and you will have a winner.
Bacterial (1371) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice roasted malt and coffee taste in this one. Really nice bitter chocolate note in the finish.
superspak (2410) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/24/2014. Pours fairly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, light molasses, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and light yeast ester/hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, caramel, light molasses, herbal, slight pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice porter. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with light-moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.