douglas88 (7177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Ethan. Pours a mostly black hue with a large foamy and sticky light brown head. The aroma is very nice; rich roasted malts, chocolates, light fruit. The flavor is similar; a rich and mellow roasted malt, light metallic notes, dark chocolates and milky flavors. Very mellow and very flavorful. An excellent brew. I love the DR!
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid porter. Dark brown. Oats, char, milk choc, mild bitterness. Creamy body, good stuff
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 (1641) - 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 (2803) - 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 (560) - - 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 (416) - 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 (266) - 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 (5601) - 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 (5159) - 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 (6916) - 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."