queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma was roasty caramel malt, nutty. Flavor was coffee, roasted malt and a flat metallic aftertaste. Light mouthfeel with a bit of carbonated tingle.
Jethro6191 (330) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown with a slight light tan head and not too much lacing. Nose brings roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is a bit dry with some dark roasted malt and a bit of coffee and espresso. Medium body that is a bit dry with good carbonation. Dry and smooth, a good drinking porter, especially with the low ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by a friend at the first (and hopefully last) ever Broken Leg Beer Tasting on 3/4/11. Clear brown pour with a thick tan head. Lots of caramel in the nose with a bit of roast and some toffee. Flavor of caramel, metal, vegetables and a bitter finish. Not their best effort.
geeklimit (104) - USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick pour to an opaque black glass. Quickly dissipating head with large bubbles (uh oh). Chocolate (and...raspberry?) aroma on top of some fainter malt. Thinner on the palate than any other porter Iím used to with a rush of bitter dark chocolate - lots of fizz that quickly comes out all in the mouth. Roasted aftertaste with more dark chocolate leftovers. Itís a Porter for sure, but from the body, Iíd almost classify this as a íPorter lightí?
andyhwcinc (1135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a chilly Thursday night in the shower. This isnít too bad, just a standard chocolate porter. Appearance pure black with a thin tan head. Aroma of pure chocolate, mocha, and creaminess. Taste just like the aroma but not as creamy, kind of thin for a porter. Not bad though.
nbutler11 (1261) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by hellbilly -- thanks, Chef! Dark amber pour with a beige head. Smells and tastes of toasted malt, steak, bread, cola, and earth. Seems really underrated to me.
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy chocolate flavors combine with a lightly roasted finish and superb body to balance this traditional brown porter. A fragrant malt/hop aroma and herbaceous hop flavor complete this highly quaffable ale.
Acknud (1024) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a medium frothy head. Aroma is mostly chocolate but the taste brings out a woody burnt taste tempered by the chocolate notes. Very fulfilling in the mouth.
locarboy (123) - USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am wondering if I didnít get a bad bottle of this. It was a bit on the sour side. Perhaps this was intentional. I mean it wasnít like the unplugged (historic style) porter from New Glarus undrinkable sour. However, it had a wang to it...kind of like a homebrew with bad sanitation practices. The roasted malts and hops hid a multitude of sins.