Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. At 4 Hands. From a growler. Almost black but with red. A nice long lasting tan head. This is ashand just a bit thin. Chocolate is a sub note. A nice beer. Glad I got to try it.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Garnet color with beige head. Not as dark as I would expect a porter to be. Sweet maltiness with barely any roast flavor. Would be better labeled as a brown ale than a porter.
jake65 (2513) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At brewpub: Pours a medium depth brown, much lighter than expected, with a modest tan head. Mild aroma is roasty and sweet. Flavor is heavily roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, and caramel. Some seemingly artificial sweetness. A little on the thin side. I have much higher expectations for their brews by now.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Dark cola colored pour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of nut and mild chocolate. Thin body. Taste is fig, muted chocolate, and some funk. Just okay.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma is chocolate and a bit of roasted character. Taste is chocolate and roasted notes throughout, a bit watery and thin but well balanced.
undsioux7 (791) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Slight aromas of chocalate, sweet roasted grain. Light taste of the same with a touch of coffee, with a touch of astringency. A little light and watery on the pallete, but ok overall.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: pours a steady brown to settle nearly black and stays black. A very tawny deep chestnut can be detected up to a strong light. Capping is medium in stature with a nice sandy brown evenly foamed froth. Eventually slips away to a ghostly skim and a thin collar. Some spotty lace with a few tiny strands are flung about and sticking to the glass.
Aroma is light and sweet with a fair amount of cocoa and a smidgeon of roasted malt and a tiny note of grain husk dryness.
Flavors are mild and set in tone with a moderate base of easy going, smooth cocoa sweetness. Touches a bit of roasted malt and a sliver of coffee noting the finish as it flecks at the hint of char and burnt toast even later.
Light to medium body, smooth and fairly slick with a budge just past the middle area bringing in a brief build up on the palate as it tenderizes the flavors a bit and floats off the finish with a ever so faint and lovely cocoa dryness.
A pretty decent porter. A subtle delight of a beer. Perhaps not a stand out in impactful punch in flavor as some of the other mighty brews that have graced the taps of Town Hall. But if you don’t mind a simple, subtle little sit down porter. This will suit you just fine.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown with Red Hues and Tan Head. Subtle Malt Aroma. Sweet Malt...Followed by a Toasted Nutty Flavor and Dry Aftertate. Starts off Sweet and Thin Bodied...Nutty Flavors Come Out and Leave with a Dry Finish.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with quarter inch head. Aroma is chocolate, which comes out immediately in the flavor, too. Some hazelnut like flavor as well, with a slightly tart, well balanced finish. I wish the alcohol was 1% lower, I’d drink five or six of them at a time. I think there are some people rating different beers here from a couple of years ago.
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep but transparent woody brown with some tan head. Thick smoky coffee aroma with vanilla. Marginal lactose sweetness with hints of smoked meat, but mostly bland. Inoffensive, uninspiring.