jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours black, half-inch of tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Nice chocolate taste with some roasted malt background. Deep, rich and smooth. Not sessionable, but could easily drink a few of these.
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, light coffee, herbal, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, caramel, light coffee, herbal, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, caramel, light coffee, herbal, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with light-moderate hop presence; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice porter. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a very deep dark ruby cast. Nice head and a lacing that lasts well enough. Nose is sweet dark malt - caramel with a touch of chocolate. Almost medium bodied with normal carbonation. The flavor profile is nice and a bit complex. It begins with the dark malts delivering a caramel and coffee taste against a slightly sweet background, progresses to a slight roast bitterness and finishes cleanly with a carbonation burst with a hint of smoke. Quite nice!
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Plenty of coffee and coal flavors in a rich black hole of a brew. There is so much to like here you just have to call it perfect.
GRM (3080) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, with Louise and Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on September 27 2013; eye: ruby, clear, no effervescence, nice beige head that falls rapidly, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate, light dusty, light oxidation; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate, light dusty, light oxidation, light alcohol, finale in chocolate with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, avec Louise et Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 27 septembre 2013; œil : rubis, limpide, pas d’effervescence, bonne mousse beige qui tombe rapidement, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, chocolat, léger poussière, léger oxydation; bouche : orge torréfiée, chocolat, léger poussière, léger oxydation, léger alcool, finale en chocolat avec légère présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct
N3lson1 (251) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious dark porter. Caramel, chocolate notes with a small hint of smokiness. Thought with a name like Old Leghumper, I wasn’t expecting much from this beer.
mstrcrwly (340) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally forgot to rate this..had it over a year ago..but remember really dark,roasted flavor..even wife liked it and she doesn’t really drink.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nic every dark maybe red/amberish color with a fizzy offwhite head. Aroma seems mostly of roasted/toasted malts a little bready/yeasty. Flavor is a decent licorice sweetness with some toasty notes mixed in. It’s fairly sweet but I think the fizzyness of the carbonation takes away from the overall flavor. This is a good bear but not great.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, developed porter here. Good roast malt with some smoke and a little robust pungence. Dark chocolate as well. Pours black with decent initial head and lacing. Good thick consistency. Average carbonation. Finishes with light bitterness. Bottle.
jrob21 (2668) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Big body and flavor here makes me wonder why all porters can’t have at least a little more character. Nice roasty malt flavors with a touch of chocolate. Some milk chocolate creaminess and a light bittersweet finish.