BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Taste: creamy mouth-feel, baker's chocolate dry black malts. Toasted semi sweet malt nose. Black, opaque, with tan head and delicate lace. Medium/full body. Balanced. Scipio (1274) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan head. The aroma contains big roasted malts and coffee, with lesser licorice, and light raisin. Straightforward, but it really does trick. Taste is dry and with some good bitterness to it. Flavors mirror the nose, as its still very roasted and with a lot of coffee. Quite burnt actually, light in chocolate and licorice. Hints of cherry and raisin, and with a long and potent burnt finish. Medium bodied and creamy in texture. Easy drinking overall, I liked this one. Enwiebe (319) - - APR 18, 2015
4/17/15. Howells and Hood. Pours near black w min head and some lacing. Light hop and roasty nose. Super smooth but solid mouth. My style of porter. No astringency but lots of rich interesting dark malt notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft. A solid porter, not gonna say at the top echelon but the robust characteristic for a somewhat tame abv for the style is nice. arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, sweet milk cocoa as well, some coffee and slight grassy, earthy hops into a bit of toffee. Taste brought a mix of toffee, toast, dark chocolate, roasted malts into some sweet molasses and chocolate notes, some earth, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at Olympic, from notes. Coffee and chocolate dominate with hints of dark fruit and caramel as the backbone. Pretty good. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Great roasted flavor with some mild coffee nose. Nice dark color and smooth flavor. Some hop profile. edwardbass (865) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma is mild coffee and cocoa . Taste is roasted sweet malt some dried fruit and a little dark chocolate. Decent Porter, but not a great one. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampler pour on tap at the brewery (Lyons, IL). Pours a firmer hazy brownish hue, darker body with gentle brownish glow. Frothy light brown head atop stays as a nice filmy layer, sticks around and laces well. Aromas are touches of cocoa and toast, gentle roastiness and touches of earth. Brown malt is earthy, toffee and caramel, some gentle dry earthy hops show some earth, a touch of fruity flavors. Initial is medium bodied, a decent toasty and carmelized feel, brown malt, cocoa and gentle dryness. A decent hop character latches on with gentle toffee and toast, firm carmelized and biscuity feel. A bit more dry, toasty as we hit the corner, the hop character shows a bit of dry and bitter appeal, touch of fruit, faint orange. Touches of coffee roast, biscuit and toast. Some dryness, lingering roasty character in a sufficient amount. Touch of fruity hop appeal on the nose comes in a bit stronger. Backend and finish show carmelized and biscuity malt, some cocoa and gentle coffee taper out, a bit dry, bitter and roasty. Well put together, the body never gets too big instead making this pretty easy to put back. Nice stuff, fairly complex, flows well. Perhaps a touch thin but I don’t think that detracts at all and I actually enjoy it becauuse it makes it a bit easier to drink it in a session-like form. Nice. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft pour at DryHop. Malty creamy coffee notes. Jet black with sticky frothy brown head. Not much aroma. Dry. Thick pallet. Very tasty porter