ccex (1122) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a very dark ruby brown with a decent tan head, good retention and some lacing. Smells of roasted malts. Aroma has lots of the same, plus the expected chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly sweet with the hops kicking in on a short dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy without too much carbonation, and body is thinner than expected. A good porter, but not a great one.
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, fruit and a hint of grit. The flavor is roasted and earthy malts, fruit undertones, and hops in the middle that last into the finish.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown. No too heavy for a porter. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavored. Easy and enjoyable to drink.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK. Fizzing out head. Diacetyl nose with mega mega toffee and hazelnut. Taste is dry, tangy, thicker coffee. Palate is medium with thick chocolate. Decent sweeter porter with no cloying. Gets better over time. Inoffensive. Coffee forward.
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nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey is a transparent, deep brown. Malty nose, sweet, brown sugar. Flavors of light coffee, brown sugar, malt, a little cola. Standard, sweet porter.
Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Nearly black pour with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, plum, and a little toffee. It has a light body with a thin texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet, followed by a roasted, dry finish with a little bit of a pretzel flavor.
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark ruby maroon, massive thick brown head, great tetention, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted and roasted coffee grounds abd cocoa. Taste is dilute coffee, chocolate, burnt espesso. More of an English style porter, which is fine by me.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Light taste.
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BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a small creamy head. Nose is roasty and chocolate. Palate is moderate and smooth. Taste is a rich roasty malt with some sweet chocolate, finishes clean. Good stuff.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, purple backlit, frothy dark tasn head.
Roast chocolate/coffee scent.
Taste is slight bitter coffee with a strong cola-like flavour behind it.
Not bad, but the cola is slightly distracting.