fluffy (1046) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Tuepelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, NC. mahogany brown with a decent ivory head. aroma is of coffee and toffee. flavor is cocoa, malt, dark sugars and nutty. finish is clean and surprisingly bright given the style. honestly one of the best porters ive ever had.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium head. Poor retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and bitter hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and very faint hops. Medium bodied.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours blackish brown with smallish beige head. The aroma is rich chocolate, some dark fruit, and bits of vanilla and toffee. The flavor is bitter chocolate, a little bit of roast and nuts, and some woodiness. The finish is lightly ashy. This is pretty tasty.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewery. Same great dark brown body and even bigger brown head as the oatmeal stout. Dark fruit aroma was nice. But the flavor had something fruity and sour with biitter coffee flavors. Roast coffee grounds finish. Just cant figure out the sour apple twinge in the flavor. I doesn’t seem like anyone else picked up on it so it could be just something off on my palate.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery on 11/1/08. Deep brtown with ruby highlights, and a light tan, fleeting head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts and hints of hops. Medium body and carbonation, smooth, dry. Flavor of burnt sugar initially, followed by a spicy, piney bitterness that was not overwhelming and provided solid balance. This is an excellent porter from a promising new brewer. I’ve had some samples a sips of several of their other beers, but not enough to rate them. Nonetheless, everything I’ve tried seemed well crafted and drinkable, and I’m looking forward to more from them.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[November 8, 2008]
On tap at the brewery, listed as 6.8% abv. Pours near black with a small head. The first thing I notice about this is its very American approach. The aroma has light grapefruit with much stronger notes of charred wood and bitter chocolate. The flavor is slightly sweeter with suggestions of molasses, but smoky qualities, bitter hops, and baking chocolate keep this bittersweet at most. A few sips into the pint I start picking up a vanilla flavor I usually associate with British porters. I found this to be quite good.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with fluffy chestnut colored head. Roasted chocolate malts. Linger coffee flavored finish
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2008. Walnut colored brew. Pleasantly roasty grain aroma. Simple and straight forward porter. Roasty and smooth. Smooth medium body. Nothing to get worked up about, but if you want a straight forward solid porter, this might be fore you.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Brewgrass08) Tan head atop medium brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cocoa, roast. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast, light cherry. Smooth, light-medium body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010
Date: August 16, 2008
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma with a hint of dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, touch of toasted, milky caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate richness, touch of smokey earthy character, light balancing sweetness, maybe a hint of dyactyl in the background, if so it goes well with the chocolate like a butterfinger
Date: April 16, 2010
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, dry and earthy, dark chocolate bitterness, just a touch of the enriching caramel sweetness, none of the dyactyl
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4