Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle.. Dark brown pour , moderate beige head , some lacing . Aroma of coffee , chocolate and roasted barley . Flavor is very roasty , with notes of chocolate and caramel sweetness . Medium bodied , with a dry bitter finish .
Enwiebe (198) - - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/16/15. Draft at Two Bells in Southern Pines. Roasty nose and mouth. Nice chocolate and coffee note. Wonderfully smooth and round with no thin astringency.My kind of porter.
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pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark dark color with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with sweet malty roasted tastes. Full bodied with a smooth aftertaste. It’s nice to have a porter that isn’t overly charcoal bitter aftertaste.
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by PinkZambia rich very dark brown and a smooth silky tan head. Full soft pallate and plenty of body. Lots of roasty flavors but not biter or charcoal. Very nice porter
samsmith33 (528) - - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Appearance is dark black with small tannish head.Aroma is all toasted malt.Taste is malt, with little hints of coffee and chocolate.Smooth feel. A very solid porter.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark in color. This is one robust beer that is roasted and has a distinct dark chocolate taste.
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black w initial good bit of head. Chocolate coffee aroma and taste. Smooth malty w only a touch of bitterness. Great porter.
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radagast83 (5423) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, some bitter chocolates, light toffee, splash of coffee. Flavor was a vibrant roasted character with a nice, bitter dark chocolate character. Light creamy character. Pretty solid.
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some roast with coffee. Well balanced and decent. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Nothing super original here but good. Bottle.
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"a pretty simple but tasty beer. the aroma is of roasted chocolate malt, with a touch of smoke and hops. thin, everlasting head. medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. fairly smooth though. chocolate malt and quite a bit more smoke in the flavor. overall, an ok porter. not complicated, but good. thanks Louis for the trade, and (i believe?) a new State."
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew boarding on black. Upon serving there was a small tan colored head floating on the top of the brew. The head faded rather fast to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The brew smells sweet and roasty. The roasted aromas were a nice mix of coffee and chocolate with the sweet being largely of a caramel nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and caramel sweetness. While the nose suggested a chocolate taste somewhere in the taste, there was is only a very little cocoa/chocolate present. While not much cocoa, a coffee flavor does start developing more toward the middle of the taste. As this occurs, the caramel sweetness begins fading some vanilla comes to the tongue and still keeps a nice sweetness to the brew. Also when the coffee comes to the tongue, so too does a light bitterness of some earthy and herbal hop. The hop and coffee when combined with the roasted flavors and the slight lessening of the caramel sweetness leave a nicely roasted and semi-sweet bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average side in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. It is a little light in body and a little too high in carbonation for my taste, as both really don’t complement the nice roasted and earthy/herbal hop flavors of the brew very well.
Overall – Besides the just moderate body, it was a quite nice porter. It was sweeter upfront and slightly more bitter at the end with some nice coffee flavors streaked throughout.