b3shine (2465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; an opaque brown with light beige lacing. Smells malty and surprisingly hoppy. Tastes the same with a semi-sweet backbone. Average on the palate. A nice hoppy porter.
PGHbeer77 (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle, bottled 08/12/12, drank 10/15/12. Hay hop scent with coffee. A beautiful beer, big tan head, lots of lacing, a jet black pour, very dark for a porter. Medium bodied, silky feel. Hay hop fronted taste with a roasty coffee backbone. Overall, a unique porter for a its hoppiness.
Iphonephan (1326) - Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at list dog cafe in mclean VA. Pours dark cola with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Coffee and tart cherries. Dry bitter finish.
crajun (709) - , Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle rec’d in unclerudy local swap as from a Kind ratebeerian. Great aroma of dark chocolate and some roastedness. Purty black pour. And then it goes downhill for me. Flat and thin palate. Taste was too much hops up front and not at all balanced.
vtafro (1907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Pine and earthy with a bit of citrus aroma. Flavor is dark malts with a bit of herbal and floral spices.
wlajwl (2986) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasted malts, fruit and a hint of acidity. The flavor is malts, fruit a mix of acidity and mild hop resin in the finish.
jrodooo5 (536) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a deep brown with a thin tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is a fairly unique blend of chocolate, malty roastiness, and hops. The taste is quite bitter. I was hoping for a more balanced blend with the chocolate and roasted notes standing out. This is not the case! Almost like an IPA in a porter form. Never had a porter like this so it scores for originality but I would just prefer a bit more sweetness. Unique!
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery...Almost black and opaque with the tiniest bit of red highlight. Mocha head that left some nice lacing. The aroma was awesome with hoppiness mixed with a bit of chocolate maltiness. Flavors of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts mix with the bite of the hops. Although it is hoppy for a Porter, the flavors blend well and the bitterness is not overpowering. I took a sixpack home for further research.
RoyalFlushing (307) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Churchkey. Poured a deep dark brown with a huge frothy tan head and notable lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, toasted nuts, bakers chocolate, and cocoa. Taste is similar beginning with roasted malt followed by coffee beans and dark chocolate.
yorlummass (9) - - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a darker beer with a full flavor. It follows the Troegs’ philosophy flawlessly using their mixture of strong beer and interesting bottle art to create a truly unique beer experience.