Cybercat (6147) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
From the tap, this brew is a rich deep brown, almost black, with a fine-bubbled and persistent head. Aroma is rich and stouty with strong smoky and coffee hints. Taste is strong and stouty, very smoky, coffee and chocolate undertones. Finish is smooth with some bitterness. Excellent, and highly recommended to all stout/porter fans. aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Pitch black with a lasting thick soupy head. The aroma is coffeeish, bitter. The flavor is bitter roasty coffeish backed up by a hint of dark chocolate. Definitely a dry stout. Nice creamy mouthfeel. This beer is a pretty masterful beer of the style, but it's not quite exceptional (for a stout). It would probably be better if they didn't nitro dispense it so you could taste it a bit. Considering the fact there was as much flavor left as there was, this would probably be a beautiful beer if drawn from a cask with a handpump. I would have given it a 4 for flavor, but the nitro just takes out the flavor a little too much. Still better than a Guinness or Beamish, but definitely in a very similar vein. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Aroma holds mild roasted malt notes, higher levels of chocolate and coffee and a nearly tobacco-like whiff of aroma. Body is deep black and the head is a tightly compressed pinky sized affair with a mocha tint. Fore is smooth and creamy with mild roasted coffee notes and a big dose of milk chocolate. Very low bitterness. Pleasant. Quillaraymi (89) - USA - SEP 19, 2006
Nice crown, a little tiny bitter aftertaste, dark beautiful color, and a deleighfull smell. SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 11, 2007
the highlight of the evening. this was my first trip(long overdue) to 5 seasons. black with a large creamy tan head with excellent retention. aroma is cocoa and smoke. palate is awesome with just the right amount of carbonation(low) and a very creamy, smooth mouthfeel. flavor is chocolate, smoke, cocoa.
PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a thick, black tar color with a thick viscous mocha colored head with excellent lacing left on the glass in concentric circles. Has a slightly winey aroma with a wee bit of dirt. Thick, creamy mouthful, coats your mouth. Flavor has strong coffee notes, some trailing chocolate, decent bitterness. Very good brewpub stout. extremeicon (113) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Very dark blackish color that shows a very tiny hint of ruby red when held up to direct light. Minimal creamy off-white head that lasts and leaves significant lacing. Aroma primarily of coffee and roasted malt. Taste a nice mix of coffee and very dark, bittersweet chocolate. Very smooth on the palate with minimal carbonation. Sampled while on a road trip to the K-State/Auburn game (thanks to the brewery, I’ll at least be taking home one pleasant memory of that trip). ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Appearance: Appropriate black body with an inch of fizzy, light beige-colored head. Significant amounts of lacing as we progress.
Smell: Roastyish nose for the most part with some chocolate and nutty notes.
Taste: Sweet, roasty maltiness with a taste of baker’s chocolate and hints of dark caramel and cola nuts. Minor earthy bitterness. Pinch of licorice powder. Finishes bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A solid, enjoyable Irish Stout. Overall, it’s better than I had expected. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 33. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured large creamy head of light brown colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a most excellent lace for a stout and an opaque black body with no visible carbonation. The head was very interesting. After it settled down it appeared mottled with black and light brown foam on top. It was so long lasting it appeared that it would stay foamy forever. It had a very mild coffee aroma and a thin smooth mouthfeel from start to finish. The flavor was mostly of dark malts with some coffee in it. The head was just soooo remarkable! Awesome! TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Black with thick tan head. Nitrogen evident from the head, but I was dissapointed to miss the head form. Vinous hop aroma mix with roasted malts. Heavy roasted flavours with a hint of chocolate. Sweet and dry finish.