niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It produced a beautiful, thick, creamy head with a very light fragrance - almost imperceptible. The first sip yielded a great, silky thick mouth feel almost stout like, yet definitely a quality porter. It seemed slightly bitter with a coffee bark but began to sweeten. A subsequent pour was from a lightly cooled bottle (say... 48 degrees?) into a room temperature glass. Still a great head, but decidedly more malty and hints of bittersweet chocolate mixed well with the coffee tones.
Angelmonster (125) - 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 (568) - 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 (1445) - 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 (533) - 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 (688) - 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 (65) - 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 (1004) - 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.
radarsock (1003) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$9.99 for the 6pack purchased at Kroger, the High St. location (Columbus). Consumed with good friends around a campfire, our reserved site on Hocking Hills State Park land. To pint (or large Styrofoam cup - whichever), it pours a syrupy mauve-tinted dark brown, with which a bubbly beige head 1˝ fingers in length stood. Aromas of cigar ash, pine cones,autumnal leaves, sawdust, charcoal, sweat, unripe blueberries, and leather. Tastes the same with the addition of stale coffee, cashew butter, and dried sage. Chocolate malt experienced by swallow, alongside minerals, black licorice, and London yeast. Decent mouthfeel - one sip, and it was gone - or at least that’s how it felt. Slightly watery, though that didn’t get in the way of me enjoying it. Not fantastic, but would have again. Surprised I haven’t had this before.
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a foamy, beige head. Nose is roasted grains with a hint of coffee. Taste is well-balanced, slightly to the sweet side. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good solid brew.
Shot (178) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a thick beige head. Really nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate malt, gypsum, butterscotch, vanilla and stone fruits. Flavors of plum, chocolate, vanilla, and bready notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Very little hop character, but this beer is well balanced and delicious.