thomashall (1656) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2018 bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle to pint glass. Pours nearly black with a few amber edges, tan head which laces nicely. I get chocolate and some bready malt, maybe a little dark fruit, a fig. Taste is very balanced, sweet molasses,bread, a little coffee and chocolate, but blended well. Has a very slight dry bitter finish that complements it quite nicely. Silky mouthfeel. A very nice beer from Blackstone.
From notes, rated at Great American Beer Festival. Will add more notes if I get to rate this again. Good stuff. mcberko (20930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
On tap at Blackstone, pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge and medium beige head. Aroma reveals toasted malt upfront, with a hint of cocoa. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted malt, a hint of cocoa and even lighter roast. Nicely balanced, with a fairly dry finish. Nice one. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Pours black with not much head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt taste with chocolate and light coffee - all which lingers in afteraste. BVery (11628) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2018 Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Dark brown pour. Smaller head. Cocoa, slightly roasty. Just okay for me. oobawa (2022) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Good porter, or maybe a good-enough porter, touching all the bases for the style without really excelling at any of them. Chocolate notes mesh with a nice roasty backbone, slight cherry notes melding with java undertones and a semisweet cocoa finish. Texture is good, and the nose features strong dark roast java and chocolate. Not bad.
tapefuzz (1067) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is nuts, cereal, and malt. Taste is vanilla, toast, roast, and light hazelnut. Lingering taste of sweet yeast. Light-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Evolutionary (556) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from beer of month club. Smells and tastes like a brown ale with a bit more smoke. Nut finish with cereal-hay notes up front. Smooth with hint of bitterness. Somewhat light body. Good and would do again.
shrubber85 (11961) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle. Cherry, chocolate malt, and light straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with minimal head. Moderately sweet light cherry, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Okay body - light acidic finish. Fruity and pleasant. Think I have yet to disagree with Michael Jackson. Patrickctenchi (6867) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Clear, dark cola-brown with a tan head.
Cocoa, nutty aroma.
Taste is roasty chocolate malt/cocoa, nuts, vanilla.
Nice and robust in body and flavour....
A great Porter.
kerenmk (5480) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
On Tap at Blackstone Brewery, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Clear dark red. Malt, sweet aroma, hints of roastiness, hints of chocolate syrup. Roasty bitterness and a little sweet in the mouth. Rather light-bodied, soft fizz, long, sweet and roasty aroma.