crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz bottle.
It pours a nice dark brown, black in the glass with a rightly foamed tan head that sticks very nicely It recedes with some nice lacing.
The smell is classic American porter in every sense of the style. There is a strong roastiness, a little kiss of hops, caramel, and chocolate.
The taste is very good, It could use a bit more body but the flavors are great. Tons of chocolate and roastiness dominate the profile but there is also some caramel and hops. The bitterness is at a great level in comparison to the sweetness, especially for the style. It is balanced and drinkable.
The guy below me has it right: not quite Edmund Fitz or Blake Butte but this one is one of the supeb examples of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 00:42:34 thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
hopdog (12492) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
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and friends Beershop. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, soft astringency, coffee and chocolate. Great balanced malty bitterness. Very elegant.
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel. Tastes of roast, caramel, and a light coffee bitter finish. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a big rich light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is mild dark malt-chocolate/molasses. Taste is roasty, dark malt-chocolate/molasses, nice secondary hops bite, some acidity. OK carbonation. Camons (12317) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Johns. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich coffee, light chocolate cake, chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, light caramel, rich coffee, chocolate. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, dry finish. 081016
Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Vanilla and wine Aroma and taste like a bit of wine. Top porter. Tan foam on black. Malty with Coffee bean, buttery chocolate slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"robust is right. full bodied and full flavored. rich aroma of roasted malt & milk chocolate. medium bodied and smooth. dark brown, tan head, decent lacing. flavor is rich as well...chocolate up front with hints of coffee, sweet malt, roasted malts, hops, and a smidge of smoke. lingering dry finish. right up there with the best American porters. courtesy of pfoxyjohn." madsberg (11762) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Dense. Chocolate, sweetness, roast and malt in the aroma. A little vague. Flavour is roasted, sweet and has some malt and chocolate. Is a bit thin bodied. Is sweet and roasty in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading this. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 08/04/16. (Bellís) Kalamazoo, MI.deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Halloween rooftop rating session in the dark. Chicago, IL.
Dark reddish brown color with a medium size foamy tan head.
Toasted malt, bread, sweetness and some mild coffee in the aroma.
The flavor is toasted malt, toasted bread, coffee, dryness and some chocolate.
On tap at Blue Door University. Pours a near clear deep brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has sweet dark grain note with some roasted malts supporting. Flavor has strong roasted malts with sweet dark grains backing.