ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, very light smoke. Appearance: Not sure, drank from the bottle. Flavor: Matched the nose. Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A good porter with enough complexity to keep things interesting. Can’t believe I hadn’t rated this already.
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Upland. Looks good; cola with foamy beige head. Smells of mild dark malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with some nuttinesa and a bit of roast. Solid on the palate. A decent porter.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured inti a shaker. Pours black with a half fingeo of khaki head. Aroma of cocoa and slight coffee with a hint of vanilla. Taste is light bitter. Coffee and cocoa with some light herbal hops. Mwdium bodied with a really thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Enjoyable but not too special.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark rich beer. A slightly less delicious version of Guinness. Coffee flavored stout.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a slightly thinner looking dark black body with a smaller to perhaps average foamy beige head. Aroma is very dusty with lots of dusty malts, dusty chocolate, vanilla candles. Flavor of sweeter chocolate pudding powder, grass, some dry plywood, bad vanilla. Medium to thinner body with soft to average carbonation and a watery finish.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Common Porter taste, not heavy but not too thin. Drinkable and slightly above average.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slightly better than mediocre porter. Oily mouthfeel with the typical chocolate and coffee character. Not much in the way of hops, but has an attractive dark appearance and an almost licorice sweet aroma.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to mattboyer182 for the extra. 12 oz. bottle served in a Surly Darkness tulip. Bottled February, 2012.
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a one finger light tan head forming on the pour. The head subsides rather slowly to a nice thick collar. Some splotchy, soapy lace is left on the glass.
S: Milk chocolate, toasted malts and a slight dry roasted coffee are all present. There is a really nice sweetness on the nose.
T: The taste definitely takes a step back. Just some dry roasted malts and very mild chocolate. The flavors leaves rather quickly to some lingering pale malts. The sweetness from the nose isn’t present at all.
M: A bit thin, almost bordering on watery. I wish the flavors would stick around.
O: The beer started off nice, but overall the flavor profile was rather weak and it was a touch too thin for my liking.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-03-2012
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Roasted, dark, sweet maltiness aroma and flavor. Meh
drowland (7374) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Black pour, maybe more of a really dark brown, with a decent enough tan head. Light coffee and cream in the aroma with plenty of caramel and chocolates as well. Somewhat light flavor with plenty of coffee and touches of chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch. Not bad.