sharrowz (2) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an almost opaque black with brown-red highlights. Light brown head is fairly dense and persists well. Aroma is dominated by dark and roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, a tiny amount of charcoal, and a barely perceptible alcoholic note. Flavor is roasty in character with a moderate bitterness; the initial impression of espresso gives way nicely to a long chocolate-toffee finish. I’d be hard pressed to find much evidence of hops in either the aroma or the flavor. Overall, smooth and fairly rich, with low astringency.
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, very drinkable!
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer..one of my favorite local breweries flagship beers. Its a staple in my fridge
Angelmonster (183) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black body with a thin milk chocolate head. Lacing is pretty good and head retention is above average.
Smells of roasted chocolate malts and slight metal. Also getting some smoked malt with bakers chocolate. Not much hops or alcohol is detected.
Taste is of a classic rich porter. Lots of sweet malt paired with burnt malts also. Bits of chocolate and coffee are in the mix. Very slight alcohol detected, not much hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head added slightly is consistency.
Overall this was a solid beer. No flaws to it but also nothing outstanding about it. This beer was on my want list for years, glad I got to try it, another tasty beer from Thirsty Dog.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially a strong raisin and milk chocolate blend with a light, smokey touch. Later on there’s some apple and plum with a nutty coffee aroma. It pours a deep, dark, and clear mahogany color with a medium, soapy brown ring and a light lace. There’s lots of fuzzy carbonation to the slick and smooth beer. The medium-full body contains notes of chocolate, raisin, and plum with a smoke and ash finish. The smokiness lingers lightly with an astringent touch.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Deep dark brown with a little bit of dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, rum, and coffee. Taste is cocoa nibs, light smoke, coffee, and some hints of bourbon. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel.
bpar73 (928) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Dark malt and some bitter dark chocolate in the taste and aroma. Decent porter and winner of best name and slogan. "So many legs, so little time".
nathan30533 (1015) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable porter. Looks great in a shaker mug with a dark pour and nice light forming head. Great aroma of malt and good tasting with a finish of chocolate. Good beer.
Boomersmancave1 (131) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown in color with a light tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is cocoa and malt. Taste is of toasted chocolate malts and a hint of toffee.
dogfish120love (1115) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a farm brown with a latte colored lacing. Notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Somewhat acidic.