KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark muddy brown with a very large (heavy side of 3 fingers) light brown foamy head that lasted a good long time, leaving being a ton of residue that layeyered the top of the beer thus producing some excellent lacing that totally coated the glass.
The aroma was of a roasted bread malt and a leathery doughy yeast with strong notes of roasted coffee, molasses and a bit of toffee.
The taste was nice and malty and a little sweet with just a hint of molasses in the beginning then proceeded to become a tad bitterer and was fully enhanced by a nice strong coffee note at the end. The flavor lingered on well after the swallow with the strong taste of malty coffee relaxing nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a shade under full in body and very creamy in texture with the carbonation being nice and soft.
Overall an exceptional Porter with everything working so well together that it produces a beer that has awesome flavor and a great drinkability.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark body, nice head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with some nice hops. Smooth, sweet, roasty, and slightly bitter.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good porter with toasty aroma, flavor is lean but refreshing. Finishes dry with no aftertaste. God that there is no bad aftertaste, a little more roast at end would have been nice. Overall good porter.
rdixon77 (1963) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Run of the mill porter. Dark brown pour. Roast, chocolate, some tart presence. Medium bodied. Just okay.
AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to my buddy Matt B. Fast vanishing head in a shaker glass. Aroma is molasses, charred barley and mild roast.
Lighter - medium in body with a soft carbonation level. The flavor is baseline for the style with some mild lingering roast and chocolate. Burnt coffee bean and sugar. Drinkable and enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty nice hop and dark malt balance here. slightly sweet leaning, but light-medium on the palate. lots of roast in the aroma...a little more subdued in the flavor, with hints of cocoa, and molasses. pretty nice, even well past it’s best by date."
mporritt (16) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and roasted malt. Toasty caramel with nice rounded yeast esters. Super delicious. My favorite beer from sweetwater. This was a 2012 bottle. I believe they don't bottle this anymore.
Bulk_Carrier (3343) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color. The head was about a finger’s worth that died in about a minute and left some adequate lacing.
The smell had a nice blend of roasty sweet chocolate with an ample amount of coffee notes to intrigue my nose.
The taste had a nice roasty sweet flavoring rolling over my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice smoothness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a really nicely done Porter very worthy of having again.
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken at the brewery -- Shared this fresh off the brite tank with Will the brewer! Great porter, would love to drink this year-round.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Bob Marley tribute beer was served in pint glass at the brewery.
A - opaque and nearly black but with noticeable brown coloration. Off-white head quickly turns to a top coat but leaves a nice coating on the glass as the liquid is drained.
S - caramel & roasted malt
T - rich; crisp for a porter; primary taste seems to be well-roasted malt
M - full; fairly smooth but with a very slight bite.
(from 2010 notes).
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to SSSteve. This one evidently ages well. Nose is tootsie roll, bready, toffee, light toasty chocolate. Flavor is similar with a light sweet and floral hop finish. Really nice and the best beer I’ve had from sweet water.