natejgood (567) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 15, 2018 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Cole’s in Buffalo. Deep brown colou with a moderate tan head. Sweet, roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Body is thinnish, but creamy and pleasant. Flavour is really solid, with the promised chocolate and coffee notes along with a bit of smoke. This was served to me nearly ice cold, and didn’t do much for me at first, but as it warmed I started to see why it’s so highly regarded. A very nice porter.
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2018 Looks kind of like a Coke in the glass. Not in a bad way, but there isn't much head. Nice and bitter with good coffee flavor. Pretty crisp and refreshing for a porter too. katiebkt86 (2) - - MAR 10, 2018 does not count
It's a good beer but this one is not in the top 10 for me. I prefer the chocolate porters.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone stowe_ronald (13) - - MAR 2, 2018
Smooth flavor but not robust. The palate is mild but leaves a flavor in the back of the throat.
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Clear dark cola colored with ruby highlights and a large beige head with great retention. Great lacing. Classic porter profile. Lightly bitter dark chocolate flavor with just a hint of roasted coffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Sarlacc83 (2661) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2017
A: Semi-glossy black with a creme color head and light lacing.
M: Cocoa, earth, coffee, ash, charred biscuit and malts, touch of molasses, more of the baker' s chocolate coming up throughout. Bark and some leafiness. Tastes like it was filtered through charcoal.
T: Very roasty and bitter with an underlying sweetness that takes the back seat to the campfire and coffee.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol presence.
O: Pleasant porter. A big roasty boat of a beer. A standard and for good reason.
Bullit (5208) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Consumer Beverages. Dark brown, beige head. Roasty and fruity, no coffee nor chocolate. Slight bitterness. A bit light bodied. Subliminal64 (337) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2017
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle part of a Great Lakes mixer pack at Meijer
Consumed: from a pilsner glass
Aroma: Smells malty with a fairly heavy sour note. Not much else there.
Appearance : filtered dark brown with lots of head that last to the last drop. Excellent lacing.
Taste: very smooth, malty, slightly sweet and a hint of bitterness.
Palate : medium to heavy body. Slight bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation.
Overall: very well balanced and easy drinking. Other then the smell this is a near perfect example of the style. I was glad to try and will buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.
AjHtoma (19) - - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Rich, bitter, with hints of coffee. Good qualf. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone piraat83 (88) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Pours an amber brown with a thick white head. A little more hoppy tasting than a typical porter. Crisp but with a coffee taste. A really nice example of a classic porter. Bitterbill (2358) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007
I got this in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave!
This pours from 12oz bottle(best by 2/11/08) a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a small 1 finger head of foam that recedes to a fine broken layer after some time but the good lacing lasts even longer. Very appealing to look at in my glass.
The smell is of chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of hops.
The taste is big roasted and caramel malt and chocolate notes with a nice thick mouthfeel and light carbonation. More sips in and there's a mild infusion of hop bitterness that takes the edge off the sweetness a bit and it does a nice job of it. Wonderful bitterish aftertaste going on here. Wow. Tasty as heck but so damn smooth drinking and for me, something I'd consider quite sessionable. I can't get over how nice the chocolate is in this Porter and how well all the flavours work together. I just found my new favourite example of the style, me thinks. This is one that certainly deserves to be sought out! Thanks again, Dave!!