ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Underwhelming considering the high praise. Lacks the roasted definition and real spicyness that I would’ve expected from this beer. Some chocolate and dark fruit, but its good, not great. Courtesy of Jay on his trip through Nashville.
tnkw01 (1421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown with a tan head. Dark chocolate taste and dark chocolate aroma. This is a really good Porter.
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma and taste of dark chocolate, pepper, rye, slightly smoky. Medium bodied, creamy texture, slight pepper finish. Very nice!
mar (5041) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, cream head. Nose is rye, roasted malts, chocolate, and grain. Easy palate, smooth rye, chocolate, malts, grainy, light roast, easy finish.
maverick32 (24) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into a frosted pint glass. Very little aroma that I could descern, but then they were smoking in the Hair of the Dog. Chocolate and malt flavours with an excellent mouth.
deaconmike (436) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Deep walnut with reddish hue. Aroma is roast and chocolate notes. Taste is slightly sweet balanced by bitter finish. Roast, coffee and chocolate. Body is medium to medium-light. Decent porter.
seymour (1706) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Tasted from 12 oz brown bottle into a nonic pint glass. Thanks gregwilsonstl! It poured a clear, dark reddish brown colour with short-lived head of beige foam. Toasty, tart, medium-roast coffee acidity, nice cherry and plum notes, some spiciness from rye and possibly warm-fermented ale yeast phenols. Light body, medium carbonation. Thinner mouthfeel and drier finish than many classic porters, but also crisper and more refreshing. Elevated alcohol too, but it was completely invisible. Like a tastier, more complex AmberBock. I liked it a lot and look forward to getting some more next time I pass through Nash-Vegas.
gregwilsonstl (1487) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unique color. Roasted. Rye is dominant. No head. Slick. Light body. Spicy. Coffee aftertaste. Thanks Erin.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with ruby tones and a thin tan head that diminshes very quickly. Aroma is roasty with hints of cocoa, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is rich and chocolaty that finishes with a smooth, tingling, peppery finish. Well balanced!