Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is highly hopped with lots of resiny, juicy grapefruit pines and some tropical floral touches with a heavier roast backing. Good amount of rich chocolates with some toffee as well. Flavor is similar. Lots of juicy, resiny grapefruit and orange pines with some floral tropicals alongside a good amount of roasts. The chocolate really comes on nicely towards the end to help balance the big hop and roast finish as this dries with a moderate bitterness. Medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool porter. Really juicy, resiny, and citrusy with a solid roast and rich chocolate backing. Nice one.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewery. Entirely opaque black with a light mocha very creamy head with great retention. At first when at it’s coolest the pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes preside with coffee in the back ground, then as it warms the hops let the coffee, toasted caramel, and smokey flavors come through.
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour..briwn head.... taste is smoith creamy chocolate raisen... coffee aftertaste
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at three Floyd's brewpub. Dark guiness like pour. Good malty taste. Nothing stands out different but it is good stuff
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a dark black color with a creamy tan head forming on the pour. The edges are very dark cherrywood color when light hits it. The head has some very nice retention and leaves wonderful waves of sticky lace down the glass.
S: The nose comprises of the typical FFF citrus hop profile with a little bit of a milk dud candy malt base to it. Some semi-sweet chocolate is there with a little bit of roast.
T: There’s a minor burst of citrus upfront followed by some heavily roasted malts and some oats as well. Light chocolate flavors with a combination of resinous and citrus hops on the finish. As it warms the hops come out a little more.
M: Medium body with a nice medium carbonation level. The mouthfeel is cream with a slightly drying chalkiness to the finish.
O: The was a great aggressively hopped porter. The mouthfeel keeps it down to earth so it doesn’t venture into the "Black IPA" territory. Definitely would have again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-28-2012
Tmoney99 (13000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the very good brew.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at FFF, pours black with creamy and foamy tan head. Aroma well thanks Brian I get celery but I don’t mind it that much cuz there’s great pine and citrus too. Flavors are rather roasty, iced coffee and creme, good pine and tangerine citrus. Smooth milky finish. Full bodied. Really dug this one despite the celery.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours basically black with brown at the edges and a tan head. Opaque. Nose is hoppy and fruity, some resiny notes and cocoa. Kind of like an Alpha Klaus light, that I dig. On tasting, more odd. Celery, earthy and roasty overall. Strange celery note coming from the hops here overall. Medium bitterness, hoppy and cocoa, faint caramel. Decent but the celery gets to me...
Thechasm442 (616) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a 2 finger thick tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is more tropical. Lemon and orange. It’s also a little malty. Taste is grapefruit, orange, peach, lemon, as well as dark malts. Easy to drink and goes down smooth. It taste’s closer to a black ipa than it does a porter. Good beer though.
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear near black a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of pine a grassy hops with a nice roast note and a hint of dryness. Flavor starts with earthy grassy hops with a growing roasted malts with a nice dry finish.