Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017 spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark reddish brown. A bit mild for a porter with aromas of chocolate and a fruity oak.
From Jan 2007
Poured from 22oz bottle a very dark brown bordering on black. There's a huge tannish head that stays for the entire session.
The smell is a good strong serving of chocolate that's quite inviting.
The taste is of hot chocolate up front, with coffee notes moving in quickly bringing some quite bitter flavours to the table. Hmm...a few more sips in and there's some hops in the background that slowly make their way up the ladder and have a more pronounced presence but I'm kind of not liking the way it clashes with the chocolate. Still, it's a good Porter.
Bottom line: I got to try this interesting Porter thanks to Wasatch.
It's pretty good but not one I'd readily seek out. willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Old rating. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Light on the palate with more roasty. Easy drinking porter, but doesn’t really stand out. drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2017
12/17/16. On tap at World of Beer. Black pour with a small tan head. Light chocolate and coffee aroma, some caramel. Okay flavor, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, a little thin and a metallic hint. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-dark soft brown color with a thin finger’s worth of off white foamy head. Spider web lace.
The aroma had milk and dark chocolate, delicate roast. Sly coffee far underneath.
The flavor lends a hand to the sweet side initially and then as it warms, some roast and coffee comes through. Balanced somewhat of an aftertaste. Quick dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Nice ABV and feels appropriate.
Overall, nice porter worthy of more pours. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and dark chocolate. Medium body, roast, cocoa, pine, bitter finish, good.
chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Engine 15 (JAX).
Good looking clear, reddish-brown body. Dark body is topped by a decent head with excellent lacing.
Very nice aroma that precedes a relatively mild (weak) but appealing flavor.
The body seems a bit too thin.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Nice 2 finger an head ... beautiful lacing for the entire glass. brew is walnut with clear red highlites.
aroma is chocolate malts.. milk chocolate.. smells fantastic.
lower side of medium body.. adding to a already nice drinkability. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate and ample sweetness to really meld flavors.. not the most complex porter in the world.. but it holds its own FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with orange highlights and a large creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was toasty with malted milk and vanilla cream. The flavor was sweetish with cola, vanilla, cocoa and malted milk. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and rather creamy. Solid. miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2015.5.13いまアメリ slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"now this one’s smooth, fuller bodied than AV gives itself credit for. one of the better early american porters i’ve tried. does everything right