Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At tap at the Brew Kettle.
Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose has a good roast character and a fairly-strong coffee presence. Really quite nice; a good in-between beer after going back and forth between all of their hoppy offerings. The taste has mostly coffee and roast as well, though the roast is quite a bit more prevalent and brings it a bit out of balance. The body is medium with a dry finish. Pretty solid and enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-29-2011
cheap (3663) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
HEY PORTER, Johnny said. Nice large and in charge pour. Big and black, good looking porter. Decently clean roasty flavors with a gentlemanlike bitterness. Smells like its OK. Flavorfull yet not too much CO2. Stronger alky sensations begin to build. Lovely large bomber bottle. I always said you need a bomber to have a good sample, heheh. Sizzly at times in the cheak during the session. Creamy thin head, fades only to a thick around the edge pound scum thing which makes me want to stick my tongue in it. Certainly some choco thing hidden in the background. Brew kettle is on par with the best of them. Not as good as wild bills or bells or even EE pink clouds, but OK overall for a porter; not as offensive as the ABV would indicate. This is really a dark beer experience fer sure and I’m glad to have had it.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Tifore for this bottle.
Pours deep chestnut brown, not quite black, with a small but thick tan head. Not much lacing.
Aroma is sweet with chocolate malts, roasted coffee and a bit of chalky bakers chocolate. Vanilla and dark fruits as well.
Taste is also sweet with lots of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malts. The toasted malts take a backseat to the sweetness.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a roasty finish.
This is a sweet porter with lots of chocolate and and a subtle roasty character. Really drinkable and, overall, a seriously tasty porter.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. pours black with eggshell colored head. aroma of sweet malt, large sugar, chocolate covered caramel...milky and roasted. flavor of sweet, earthy malt...big lactose and slightly dry and bitter cocoa. hints of roasted coffee...nice
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, looks a little thin, the tan head builds after the pour and quickly dissipates. Very nice roasted aroma, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, bitter roasted coffee with a nice sweet chocolate malt finish. Body is a little thin, otherwise this is an excellent porter.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-Thanks crizay-pours a tan head and black in color with red tint. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/nutty-dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Taste is roasty/chocolate/nutty-dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Lively carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of crizay pours mahogany with tan head. The aroma is roasty malts, burnt malts and some smooth earthiness. The taste is similar with tasty dark roasted malts and burnt malts and an under current of earthiness mixing with molasses. Nice roasty brew.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. brown bottle courtesy of miketd. A very dark brown almost black beer with red hues on the edge of the glass. A good head that clings to the glass as it fades. The aroma is nice chocolate, roast, and some smokey burntness. The taste is clean with lots of chocolate with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and anymore would be perfect. The end is not so pleasant but a pretty good porter. The aroma is its best attribute.
GT2 (7122) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL courtesy of mdfb79. Poured a clear brown with a healthy, brown head leaving good, spotty lace. Aroma of brownie mix, vanilla, light olive, mostly muted. Taste is sweet cola, light mildly bitter and burnt. Powdery, watery body. Even lightly tart.
sebletitje (6030) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille partagée avec Ibrew2or3.
Brune, fine mousse beige qui disparaît assez vite.
Arôme et palais de malt grillé, fruité allant sur la pomme, un peu de chocolat laissant de fines traces d’amertume. Malt grillé et fumé. Fini est sec, poudreux restant sur un fini qui conserve des notes moyennes de malt fumé. Le tout est plus centre sur le malt et un profile un peu plus grillé.