Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma is full of hops and chocolate notes. Clear dark brown appearance with a long lasting tan head and great lacing. The flavor is hop forward with a smooth malty roast taste. Medium-high bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium carbonation. Overall, a great robust porter with a smooth bitterness. I would drink this again.
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Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours dark brown with very slight tan head. Aroma of citrus (?) and roasted malts. Taste pretty much the same as the aroma. woodychevy (874) - - FEB 13, 2014
Had a half pour at Bohemian Bull with Dad. For some reason I always think I don’t like what Avery has going on, but this one may change my mind. Pours dark black- pretty opaque. Nice head that dissapates steadily. All the good porter flavors are there with interest in the finish from the hops. Not overly hoppy, but well balanced. Pretty full mouthfeel- a big porter for Charleston, but perhaps not so much in Boulder. ebone1988 (2073) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Aroma is hoppy, pine, sweet citrus, then malty, coffee, porter scent. Appearance is a very dark brown, close to black, not much head. Taste is complex, mostly porter flavors but finishes hoppy. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would hope but not too thin. Overall, this is an interesting take on a porter that everyone porter fan should experience. BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from bottle in cellar at 52F. Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma - the dry hopping is readily apparent on the nose giving a nice resin note on top of the traditional malt, chocolate, and coffee notes typical in porters. There is also notes of roasted nuts underneath. Tastes - there is quite a bit of black malt notes, coffee, and lingering roasted nuts. There’s some resiny hop bitterness in the middle. There isn’t a lot of chocolate flavor coming through. Profile is a bit more like a stout than a porter for me. Due to the lack of chocolate in aroma or taste. Carbonation is spiky on the tongue. Finish is pretty long and mildly astringent.
Jhackmeister (13) - Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Dark brown pour with tan head and decent lacing. The nose is all roasted malt and coffee with just a hint of hops. The palate follows the nose with hints of caramel and piney hops. The chocolate and hops come on stronger as the beer warms. I really like this, I'm not a huge porter guy so the hops cutting through the finish makes this much more enjoyable unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a very deep ruby red that looks almost black with a thin tan head. Nutty aroma with an undertone of coffee and alcohol. Very strong roasted aroma with a slightly bitter and chocolaty finished. The bitter stays with you for a time. Quite tasty. gerbs001 (2) - olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
At first sip I was hit with a sledgehammer of hops. Not that I’m not used to hops but I was expecting a porter with a hoppy aftertaste. After a few sips I began tasting the fullness of the porter and it turned into a full hopped up porter like I expected. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours light black with a small tan head. Aroma is pine, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The taste has strong hazelnut notes followed by dark coffee. There's also a nice bitter hop punch. The palate is simple and clean. A very enjoyable black ipa/hoppy porter.
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Bottle, 2013 vintage. Roasted malt aroma along with a good amount of hops and subtle caramel and chocolate notes. Pours black with a medium, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted malt flavor dominates to start, but there are notes of caramel and chocolate. Finishes dry with a bit of hop bitterness. Good porter.
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