Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast and coffee aromas predominate with subtle notes of dark fruit and chocolate. Black with a tan cap. Roast bitterness with just enough malty sweetness to balance. Medium full bodied with a bittersweet finish of roast malt.
Finhead (1372) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black pour that is dark brown around the edges with an off-white head. The aroma has dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and a hint of vanilla. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry, roasted finish.
pootzboy (1650) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st bottle from my stateside run - pours a deep opaque black with a 1 finger tan cap. Thick oily body - aroma is a wonderful amalgam of malts - coffee, cocoa, roast, nutty - with a small flare of fruit. Rich mouthfeel, deeply flavorful with chewy bundt cake malts in front, light hazel nut tones, long wet finish with just a hint of fruit. F’n glorious brew but what is it? It’s not a porter - maybe a thick stout with brown ale yeast - dunno, who cares It drinks well.
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a one finger, tan head that sticks to the glass nicely. Aroma is pleasing with nice notes of dark chocolate, peanut shells, roasted malts, slight coffee, dark caramel, toffee, and a hint of floral hops. Taste is a balanced bitter. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, peanut shells, caramel, slight dark fruits, and as odd as it seems, banana at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Creamy but not syrupy in the mouth with a soft, round carbonation and a dry finish. Overall a great porter. Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, bread, and dark fruits.
LetsGoState (685) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mostly malts. Taste is primarily roasted nuts and malts. Overall not the best porter, but not bad.
islay (1525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Approximately ½ of a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-23-15. Fishy, yeasty aroma with scents of uncooked bread dough and roast. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Simple, burnt malt flavor. Medium body. Ordinary palate effects. Overall, this is an adequately pleasant, old-fashioned craft beer. I can see this being the award winner that it was in the early ‘00s, but it fails to impress today.
arn8897 (157) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a little malt. Taste of coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness. Nice porter. Thin mouth feel.
BrewBoxer (2454) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC . Black body with roasted chocolate malts. Sweet paired with burnt malts. Lighter the it looks
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 (507) - 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