Ed5388 (2763) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can thanks to Bob. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a finger of creamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, old coffee, metal, caramel, and vanilla extract. Taste of burnt malts and earth up front, followed by bitter coffee beans and cardboard, and finishes with caramel and hints of vanilla.
fuzzcro (101) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is a nice porter. Nothing really special about it to make it any better than another. Nice color, nice aroma...smooth drinking and not bitter.
superspak (3991) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 12/11/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, dark bread, lemon/orange citrus, floral, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, dark bread, lemon/orange citrus, floral, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate floral/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, light smoke/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice robust porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate citrus/floral hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
SpringsLicker (3322) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour under a tall, frothy tan head.
Nutty, roast malt aroma.
The flavor has a nice balance of roast malt bitterness and sweetness then the sweetness fades leaving a dry roast malt finish.
GTAEgeek (1666) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Opaque black, with a very slight, ruby touch. Medium, tan head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon, espresso, and toffee. Sweet and very malty, with no hint of sour or bitter flavors. Heavy body, chalky, velvety, and smooth. This is a nice, chocolate malt of a porter.
suprchunk (2782) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, bordering on black, pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Malty roasty aroma. Taste is the same with some chocolate notes.
nuplastikk (5374) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sidedoor. Deep brown-black body. Big fluffy beige head. Heavy on the specialty malts. Thick and heavy for the style. Bittersweet chocolate, caramel. Has a nice aroma, defined flavor, but the overall mouthfeel doesn’t really work for me...too dry, astringent, mineral. OK.
tnkw01 (1614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A really good beer from a can. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is very strong dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate. Creamy, slightly sweet up front with a bitter chocolate finish.
JStax (4300) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. The beer is a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium sweetness and roast, subtlety bitterness. Good stuff, but a little lackluster for the high ratings.
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark cola brown with a tan-taupe head. It has a robust roasted malt, coffee, and lactose on the nose. Some metallic notes are picked up as well. The flavors mirror the aromas pretty faithfully, but more prominently. Coffee comes through more abundantly.