JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rachael’s Cafe, Bloomington. Been a while since I’d had this one, and I wasn’t particularly crazy about it. Poured a fairly light color and consistency, more like a brown ale, with plenty of carbonation. Nose was nutty and mildly tart, with far fewer dry hops than desired. Medium body and thinnish mouthfeel. Flavors were also a bit disappoint, with that moderate tartness in there annoyingly. I’m not saying it was infected, but there was little in the way of a robust malt character and hops barely an afterthought. Alas.
AWISLguy (1011) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Woodlands in the Falls. Pours dark, dark brown with a foamy chocolate milk head. Aroma is smooth sweet chocolate, soy sauce, coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some roastiness. Body is a bit thin and finishes short.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... medium coca cola, very light on the edges, does have an awesome laced head, totally coating...nose is coffee with burnt caramel, trying to be roasty but not a success... the taste is lighter, not a ton going on, coffee brownies, a little better on the roast... averageish
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the Indianapolis tasting room. Pours a dark chestnut color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and roasted malts with a hoppy finish. Similar taste but this time with nutty notes in the finish as well. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
rondphoto (1446) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cola with a modest off-white head. Taste begins with an edge-y, biting taste of hopped malt and grain, but is overcome with a semi-sweet chocolate that makes the finish oily and bland. Okay, but not a keeper.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange-y porter color with a trim tan head.
the aroma is of some ash, roast, herbaceous hops, lactose and a touch of chocolate.
the flavor is the same only with some usual tartness and ash in the finish.
it feels a bit watery and thin but otherwise dece. 6.5/3/6/3/14
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled in January 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with some ruby red tints when held up to a light, along with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a bit of nuts. Also, the aroma is on the weak side, but it’s still nice. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but the flavors are much stronger than you would think compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and has good carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. I think it’s a decent enough brew, I’d try it again in the future.
queenholly (2565) - 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 (391) - 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 (4968) - , 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