mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2005
220z bomber. Deep dark brown in color with a tan head. Malty and roasty aroma. Coffee like. Chocolate and caramel notes. Full bodied. Malty and roasty flavor with some hops in the nose. . Finish is malty roasty. Well balanced. Drinkable. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
beer pours a very dark brown that glows a deep red when held up to the light. big puffy brown head that retains and laces well. nose is a good mixture of sweet maltiness and a rich, chocolatey roastiness. flavor is nice and roasty/malty, without and dry-roasted astringency. very easy and fun to drink. this is a really good porter, with a nice complexity of sweet-roasted malts, and a nice little hop bight in the finish (Northern Brewer?)
Braudog (6907) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
On draft at KClingers: This poured a dark, deep black with a thin tan head. Smooth and slightly licorice-laced drinker. Not much of an aroma, but the flavor presents nice profiles of plum and a chalky roastiness. I’d love for this to have a heavier mouthfeel, but this is a darn good session beer for a cold night. (#2717, 2/18/2007) IndianaRed (5127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle pours a deep inky black with a constant tan head. Spotty lacing. Nice big chocolate aroma. Lightly smokey and coffee in the flavor with plenty of chocolate here as well. Moderate palatte but softly carbonated and smooth.
Thanks Jordan vyvvy (6858) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pours dark brown with a crimson hue and a good sized soapy thick head. The aroma has dark caramel malt, rich cream, milk chocolate, molasses and little bit of hops. Medium smooth body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with dark toasted malt that is a bit roasty as well. There are also the traits from the aroma, but it seems to be hoppier with spicy / piny hops. The finish has a lingering hoppiness. Very solid porter.
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Deep dark pour, medium head.
Medium body... chocolate, coffee, and near-bread-like malt notes. Piney hops. Major pine and dark chocolate... "chocolate-covered-pine-needles," if those exist, would be similar to this in a few ways.
Very nice. Will buy again once located. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Refreshing porter. Nicely sweet but not too heavy. Nice carbonation bite adds to mouth-feel. I really enjoyed this one. rcasta (874) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 13, 2010
Woo-hoo!! Que buena porter. This is the darkest shiznit. Very good and most dry edgallow (4640) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22 oz bomber pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of nice roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the malt and chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (13231) - 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