eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable with a little more bitterness on the end than a usual porter. Lighter body.
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is predominantly a smokey, roasted and burnt grain quality with a light chocolate and light coffee just beneath it. It pours a dark, oily mahogany color with a smooth, clear and clean, reflective surface. There’s a light patch of wispy head at the start, but it disappears quickly and it leaves very little to no lacing. The taste is a medium bitter with a medium light sweetness. The oily, medium-light bodied beer has a zippy carbonation. It’s quite easy drinking. The flavors are mostly roasted malts and nuts, finishing with coffee grounds and a clean, fresh, herb-like crescendo. The aftertaste is light notes of coffee and bread.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahogany from the bottle with a foamy tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, and roasted malt. Tastes nice and thick on the tongue. Taste is VERY similar to the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown by 4 Hands Brewery. It’s uncanny how alike these are. Taste is smooth with coffee and roasted malt, all in a smoky finish. This is a fantastic beer!
Christpuncher (2694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts with a strong coffee and light smoke flavor. Finished bitter with a black coffee flavor. Really smooth and easy to drink. Smells like coffee. Had out of a bottle at home.
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stoutgap (55) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker, small light brown head that rapidly diminshed. Burnt, bready nose. Med-full body with average carbonation.long lasting flavor with a bitter finish. Over all a very good porter.
wilnatp (659) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the taproom July 30th. Notes are lacking in text. Bittersweet. Sessionable.
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 A very incredible dark beer. Sweet with a light grain aroma and a perfect mouthfeel For the ABV this is what you want out of a beer such as this. Thick creamy sweet dark grain. Wow Home run session ALE!
Update after at the brewery. Overall I reduced from 20 to 18. Everything else stands. Still a very solid beer.
edgallow (3564) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Taste is malts, coffee and chocolate.
tmoreau (3559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, producing an overly active, billowy, brownish tan head that turned a mousse-like and stubbornly persistent layer covering the dark brown, amber & ruby highlighted liquid. The lacing showed thick, frothy, and spiraling qualities. The nose was roasted & very malty, with chocolate, caramel, a touch of treacle, and light woodiness. After waiting patiently to taste, the flavor added moderate, roasted & earthy bitterness, a touch of smoky astringency, cocoa, and subtle coffee. A little less than medium bodied, the texture thinned a bit, and the carbonation softened after a good deal of the initial effervescence was wasted on the display. Still pretty rich & tasty.
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor light roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee; Decent.