explosivedog (6378) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2021 Bottle, at share, thanks to Ryan. Pours rubescent dark brown. Dark chocolate, roast, prune, light liquorice, raspberry, dark malt biscuit stuff. Medium body. Excellent. MNAle (573) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2021 Restrained aroma, but I pick up sweetness, chocolate, some (but not much) roasted malts.
Deep dark brown color, with dark red revealed with a back-light along with ample carbonation.
1½ inch tall, thick, tan head with very good retention, leaving rings of lacing as it recedes.
Very nice flavor. Raisins, coffee, chocolate, and a little spice. As with the aroma, very mild roasted malts. No bitterness at all (well, a little in the aftertaste as the beer warms). Slightly sweet initially, which carries through to the finish. The finish is sweetish with a bit of spiciness.
Mouth feel is appropriately moderately thin, creamy though, with at least a little carbonation feel.
Overall, a well done traditional American porter. Great Lakes keeps to the basics with this one, and I appreciate that. The light spiciness is a good touch. Easy drinking and enjoyable. Gurthnar (9220) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - FEB 4, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2021 Bottle shared by Wendigo. Fully malty. Med-full body, med-high carbonation. Lots of chocolate, toffee, moderate honey, light coffee. Med-high sweetness, med-low bitterness, mostly roasty, hops in background. Overall quite easy drinking though, despite being on the sweet side. Good one.
Wendigo (3593) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - FEB 4, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2021 Bottle. Malty aroma and taste, caramel, roastyness, coffee notes, medium bitter, light sweet, light sourish notes. Medium body, malty roasty and coffee bitter finish. Good. commonmac (1962) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2021 12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass. Dark cola brown with light tan head. Nose is roasty with espresso and dark chocolate. Hints of dark fruit also present. Taste embraces its malty, roasty characteristics from the onset. Coffee and chocolate play well together. Honestly hard to find fault with a classic iteration of the style. Very good
troopie (4275) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2020 Bottle. Black body with off white head. Chocolate and roast aroma. Chocolate, coffee and roast taste. Crispy finish riggsfc61 (1341) - Franklin, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2020 Found out of bottle from a friend. Beautiful dark pour with off white foam. Enjoyable aroma. Great flavor and a great winter option. unclefrito62 (1442) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2020 12 ounce bottle at the Winking Lizard in Copley, Ohio. Smell the malt. Super dark brown with a beige head. Malty and sweet in taste. Smooth and easy to drink. Malted aftertaste. Really nice porter. Cheers! glennmastrange (3341) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2020 Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of milk chocolate, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with bourbon, dried fig and sour milk in the background. Head is average sized, frothy, light beige, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a lively carbonation, and a dry finish. Nice rich and complex Porter Cristobal37 (2203) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 22, 2020
UPDATED: APR 22, 2020 Bottle pours ruby brown beige head with good lacing. Rich toasty chocolate malt aroma. Big bodied porter, rich sweet molasses, chocolate. Finish is the aame with a hint of smoke. Paired very well with a bacon cheeseburger! Great beer!