Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, coffee and bakers cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
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 (1117) - 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 (2794) - 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 (663) - 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 (2296) - 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 (3639) - 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 (3714) - 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.