JoeMcPhee (9591) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep brown beer with ruby highlights. The nose is nicely chocolatey with a heavy coffeeish character. Quite a nice brightness. Dry, but there is a decent malt complexity through the middle of the palate. Lingering bright cocoaish character. It’s quite nice. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Nitro draft @ Blind Tiger. Nitro black pour with some tan head. Chocolate, nuts, roasted malt with some lactose notes. Light pine and grassy hop flavor as well. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On nitro at Hamilton’s. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small creamy beige head, nice lace coating on the glass. Roasted malts with some coffee on the nose. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Nitro, pours a dark bruin body with an off white head. Dark malt tones, sweet and dry with some bitter coco and chocolate malt tones. Oats with a creamy oatmeal like body and hints of bitter chocolate. Nice. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bear Republic Promo event at Blind Tiger. Nitro pour. Pours a deep charcoal almost black with a nice creamy tan nitro head- good lace. Aroma is earthy, light nutty chocolate and ok roast with hint of oxidation and paper. Flavor is nutty, earthy mineral, chocolate, earthy grassy hops, light pine, and hint of roast with anise kick in the end- smooth.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
On draft, nitro tap, at Bear Republic Brewing (Healdsburg, CA): Pours a dark reddish black with a creamy off-white head. Distinct honey in the nose, along with other aromatic notes of ripened dark fruit, caramel, molasses, roasted sweet malts, and lighter hops. Bites of lightly roasted fruit, lots of smoked malts, sugary coffee, and wood. Lightly carbonated, light altogether feel. Sweet bitter finish. Drinkability: Light, but enjoyable. Pairing: BBQ prime rib, smoked ham. Rebuy: Sure. #369 on 31032010, DG. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Served on nitro at the brewery. Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Touch of toast and mineral in the aroma, but mostly blah. Mineral and dry flavor with some toast and chocolate. Watery texture. Way to much mineral and not enough malt to get past it. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On Nitro. Poured dark brown, creamy, roasted malts, chocolate, little thin. drfabulous (8682) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draught at brewpub. Roasty and chocolate with lots of deep flavor. Good color. Very nice porter. hayduke (5703) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On draft at the brewpub in Healdsburg. This came in the glass a brown color with a foamy tan head and left nice lacing rings. Nose is of coffee and roasted malts, with chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and the overall texture is light and a bit watery but nevertheless smooth. Flavor is dominate by the roasted malts and bitter chocolate but the floral and grassy hops show up in the dry finish. Overall a smooth and easy drinking porter.