KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Bottle. Poured black in color with a large frothy medium brown head that was fully lasting and had good lacing.
The aroma was of roasted bread malts and a leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee and molasses.
It tasted very strong of coffee and quite bitter from the start and the finish was about the same with a nice hint of sweetness and note of molasses at the end that left the flavor lasting an average duration on the taste buds after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was nice and creamy in texture and full in body with a very soft carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful Porter that was so smooth and inviting that I would definitely drink again.
60minuteman (433) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious aroma of dark chocolate, malts, and oat. Taste is the same. Very dark and toasty. Semi-sweet on the end. A really enjoyable porter
thunderhops (216) - Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with small tan head. Aroma and flavor follow description well with the roasted grain and dark chocolate. Smooth full body dry finish.
dexcansino (253) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza negra con espuma cremosa como la de un expresso. Muy cremosa pero con gas vivo. Sabor café, chocolate, especiado. Muy interesante y compleja para no tener mucho alcohol.
jbruner (1129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with rbrazell! Pours a translucent brownish black with thin lacy ring of tan head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted dark barley, slight bitter chocolate, and slight coffee. Taste follows with hints of soy and a slightly bittersweet finish. Good stuff.
stevencon (275) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks rbrazel! Clear dark brown head light tan head dissipates. Chocolate vanilla. Medical bandaid astringency. Aroma is a lot better than taste.
rbrazell (974) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a small bubbly white head. Raisin, roast and smoke aroma. Flavor is chocolate, charcoal, roasted malt and hints of smoke with a chalky end. Medium bodied and drinkable.
weihenweizen (1166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle best by date June 2012, crap, poured into a shaker. Pours black with small light brown head. Nice lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and aroma is bad vinegar. Really bad, my first drain pour, need to have this fresh to make sure.
Travlr (8002) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark maroon brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of roasted chestnuts, burnt espresso, dark bitter cocoa. Taste is big and roasty, with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee. Nice character and complexity.
artmcd8 (658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate malty aroma. Slight bitter flavor. Very good porter with good flavor complexity.
crajun (688) - , Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from John’s NC trip. great aroma. Toffee caramel and roasted stuff. Smooth oily mouthfeel not thick. Good flavors up front similar too aroma. No hops at end