SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a deep black with thin brown head. Aroma sweet malts and chocolate. Taste is nice chocolate malt a little smoke bitterness.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at ATL. Dark maroon color, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery burned toast. Taste is dark coffee, bitter cicoa, burnt edge medium bidy. Tasty.
finn1918 (177) - Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep ruby with a 1-finger light khaki head that disappears after a couple minutes and doesnít leave much lacing. Good carbonation. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and spices. Taste follows suit with plenty of chocolate/caramel sweetness and a very mild hop finish. Very sweet for its style. Body is big enough to let you know itís there, but thin enough to remind you that you arenít drinking a stout, which makes for easy drinking. Very good, but not mind-blowing. Good for a Friday night relaxer or for a porter/stout newbie.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Atlanta airport. Pours thin looking for a porter. Has plenty of aroma and flavor though! Rich chocolate and cigarette smoke.
Jcro32 (18) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great sessionable (6+ % abv) porter with a hint of sweet chocolate to balance out the hop bitterness accompanied by a roasty malt quality. Definitely something nice to sprinkle into these cooler months.
Scubatrip (591) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in ATL, pours black with a thick tan foamy head. Mild aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet of chocolate and a hint of bitterness. Maybe some brown sugar tones? Good beer, nothing to really differentiate it from other porters.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - courtesy of GandGKevin. Thanks! Pours black with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with strong roasted malt notes, coffee and chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and burnt caramel. Body is light-medium and creamy with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, roasted malt, sugared and creamed coffee, and burnt caramel. Tasty porter!
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and chocolate aromas. Coffee, nuts, and chocolate flavors. Overall a very good porter.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the ATL airport. Pours a deep, clear brown with a dense, tan head. Nice lace. Very chocolatey nose. Mainly milk chocolate, but cacao certainly teases. Chocolate is also present in the flavor, but the roast becomes a bigger player and there is a faint, pleasant ashy quality to the finish. Nice bitterness from the dark malts to complement the hops. Dry, roasty finish. Excellent beer.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the ATL airport concourse A tap. Dark black. Thin tan head. Drinks with. Nice cocoa essence, not unlike a sweet, cold coffee. Good brew! (#4774, 9/6/2012)