ContemplateBeer (1140) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of about 60/40 coffee to milk chocolate ratio, moderate roast and light blueberry. Appearance is oily black with sticky mocha head. Flavor has a roast, almost smokey character up front; the coffee is present but not dominant; there is some sweetness suggested, but never realized; the finish is dry and somewhat resiny. Personally, I miss the fruit presence suggested in the nose. Palate is medium, oily and soft. A very good porter.
mcnealc31 (220) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is nice. Almost no head. Very chocolatey aroma. Smooth and surprisingly light on the tongue. Itís got all the flavors you want in a porter. Bitter coffee, loads of chocolate, light smoke, some oak and vanilla.
The first couple sips didnít do a lot for me, but now that itís warmer, all the flavors are coming out more. Definitely give this some time to come up to temp. Itíll make a difference.
This is very good, but itís a step below the elite porters Iíve had. But I couldnít tell you whatís missing. Certainly not a disappointment.
rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque brown/black with a short head that quickly becomes a ring, light swirls of lace. The taste is complex - the usual roasted malt with hints of chocolate are overcome midway through the palate by a touch of smoke. Mild bittering closes things out and cleans the palate nicely. An interesting, albeit heavy brew.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is chocolate with a touch of vanilla bean. The taste is roasty malt and chocolate with a slight coffee undertone. Not bad at all, pretty good porter.
Chudwick (1084) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with tan head and modest lacing. Nose is roasted malts. Flavor adds coffee. Light sweet start with moderate bitter finish. Nearing medium body. Easy to drink. Light chocolate aftertaste.
malrubius (1403) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from some place in Mayfield Heights, OH. Dark dark brown with lasting flat head. Earthy coffee and cocoa with some plummy dark fruit. Medium plummy fairly rich chocolatey sweetness with mild earthy chocolatey finish. Pretty good.
b3shine (2243) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; like cola with sticky beige lacing. Smells solid; malt and coffee. Tastes like it smells with some black pepper notes. Nice on the palate too. Good beer.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bittermestupid. Thanks Greg! Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and smooth dark malt. Med minus body. Flavor is smooth dark malt, coffee and some dark chocolate. Flavor seems to be quite different from the aroma. Itís not exactly dry, but thereís enough chocolate and burnt malt to make up for that. Drinks really well.
Patrickctenchi (1687) - columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, ruby backlights with a short tan head.
Scent is minimal....faint coffee.
Taste is a nice, bitter coffee....some chocolate, creamy malt.
Nothing fancy, just a decent, solid, porter.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from dak 1/22/12.
pale porter color. clean and thin looking.
it smells like wet grain, chocolate and spicy hops.
tastes the same...quite mediocre.
thin quaffable mouth feel yet a bit oily. 5/2.5/5/2.5/13