SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown in color with a beige head. Chocolate, expresso and moderate sweetness. A forward, fairly simple porter.
niday2288 (69) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown/black with a thinnish tan head. Nose is bitter almost sour. Very yeasty. Some hints of burnt coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Taste is more pleasant than nose. Nice roasted malt flavor with dry burnt coffee mouthfeel. Glass has nice lacing as I drink. Okay but glad it was part of a build your own sixer.
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novels (332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather impressive porter, with a dark, nutty robustness that steals the show. Pours a dark, almost oily brown to black, with a great profile and aroma. Nice one for sure.
JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma has burnt coconut and chocolate. Taste is bittersweet chocolate with a nice toasty note. Thicker mouthfeel. Nice beer.
jmcgavin12 (162) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ebony with frothy voluminous tan head. Aroma is dominated by strong dark roasted malt and a bit of chocolate notes.The taste is a great blend of bitter and sweet notes. An easy finish makes for a very delicious session able porter
DeliveryDriver (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a two finger sized, tan head. Had aromas of roasted coffee, vanilla, licorice, and a bit of milk chocolate. Pretty sweet going down, with a mild hop bite on the end. Roasty aftertaste, and was not as smooth as 5.4% would indicate. Pretty good porter at a decent price.
khoffman43 (844) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor matches aroma. Still a little drunk, still nothing special. Blahhhhhhh.
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly phenolic with hints of coffee. Appears black, but hold it up to a light and it has some red hues around the edges. Slightly acrid with a coffee roast/bittnerness that comes through. Just enough malt sweetness and dryness to make you want another sip.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from draft at Hopleaf. Black and thick. Coffee notes. Very very rich. Great flavor and enjoyable
ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep nearly opaque brown, with a nonexistent head (could be my glass though). Nose is standard porter -- dark roasted barley dominating. Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, then bitter with a hint of soot. Not really all that great -- especially given the weighted average, so to be fair, this may just be an old bottle.
StefanSD (1794) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of elkhunter. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with dark roasted grains and some coffee. The flavor is similar to the nose, coffee, blackened barley, unsweetened baking chocolate and earthy hops provide a nice bitter balance. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes a bit short with some lingering acidity. Overall: Very nice little brew, I will drink again.