DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz. tulip, $5.50 at Tap House. Opaque brown, with a thin brown layer of foam. Heady smell with definite alcohol. Taste has big coffee and cocoa notes. A bit of sour cherry around the edges. Keeps a nice hop bite throughout the glass, and there’s a bit of roast malt that grows on me as well.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Before beginning my ratting, allow me to digress into the resplendent histories of Porter beer and the usage of rye malt in eastern Europe... Well, maybe not.
This ale pours an intensely dark brown opaque body with a sustained tan head. It’s got an aroma of dark brown sugar, treacle, and lightly roasted malt. Very smooth drinking, it tastes of dark caramel without the sweetness, a woody mild bitterness, a hint of chocolate, and a slight lactose sourness. Okay.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour from bomber. No head. Boozy fruity oily aroma. Taste is nutty brown beer taste. Mild hops, earthy and fresh carbonation. Not bad. Hoped for more
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Colin and Kristin - thanks, guys! Pours a chocolate brown, more opaque in the center and clear around the edges, with a minimal beige head that settles into a tiny ring. Notes of chocolate, rye, toast, nuts, tobacco, earth, caramel, and light dark fruits. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice porter.
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a friend. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of not the best roasty choc. Light carb med bod. Light bitter choc taste.
Christpuncher (1401) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First one I have had out of urban legend brewing. A reay tasty and easy to drink porter. Slightly smokey and chocolately. Had this one at home.
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BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in snifter: Pours a deep brown with a fading head, minimal lace. Plenty of tasty roast, walnut, and a touch of dark fruits along with some herbal bitterness. The rye is very subdued except for the finish. Mouth feel is a tad thin and ashy. It is a drinkable beer.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A bit on the lighter side body wise for a porter, but it isn’t na imperial, pretty dry with lots of malt flavors.
whyteoutt (15) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Very heavy coffee fragrance. Poured into a glass. Dark and nutty taste, goes down smooth. Increase of taste after consuming.
rxeight (1526) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to glass. Aroma has a lot of smoke and rye. Taste has a a lot of campfire. At least more body than most smoked porters. Ok but not much else going on.
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the taproom. Pours a rich dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, rye, touches of dark bread. There are notes of dark malt, some cereal notes, toast, and roasted malt. Flavor is rich, dry, focused on rich roasted malt and rye flavors. Lots of chocolate malt, with some cherry, caramel, and bread notes. Moderate hop bitterness is an afterthought. Creamy bodied, above average carbonation. Nice.