benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
Poured a choclatey brown. Some head. Very smooth with a nice hit of chocolate and malt. Light on the palate. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours out a black color with a small brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, choco and coffee tones to it. Flavor was very much the same except for the bitterness in the after taste. This isnt a bad brew, but certainly not my favorite. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle shared at the Carolina tasting by Jamie. Thanks. Pours out a dark brownish almost black color. Smell is roasted and malty smelling, some coffee and chocolate characters as well. Smell is full of hops, and very green smelling. Taste is rich yet slightly offensive by the green hops. This stuff tastes like it was bottled 6 months too early. It has the chance to be really good, if the grassy flavors of the hops were toned down a tad. Some may like it, I didnt care for it much, but I think 6 months in the bottle would make this beer great. Too bad I dont have a bottle to try that with. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12 oz botteled 12/20/06 Poured a clear brown, thick foamy head tan head. Nose was smokey with a mild sweet malt chcolate. The Flavor is deffinatley smoke, some roasted bits, yeast, and a toch of cola? I enjoyed the expierence of tasting this brew and I send many thanks to OLDGROWTH for sharing. badgerben (5285) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Another NC treat courtesy of Oldgrowth! Very dark brown/ruby color with a barely-there head. Smells pretty groovy... smoky chocolate with a little sweetness, reminiscent of maple syrup. Interesting taste... It seems far more bready and yeasty than most porters. Malt flavor is bone dry. No hoppiness at all. Not an outstanding beer, but a very nice and unique porter. Props!
JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Not a lot to this beer. Standard porter. I get smoke, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has bitter coffee and a hint of barbecue. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Nice dark color with a small whitish head. A decent malty smoky nose, with a hint of sweet. The flavor is very smoky with a hint of bready character on the front. A decent beer, but nothing great. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle, from brewery. Bottled on 12/20/06. Good aroma sweet & roasty. Some pine and spruce, brown sugar, canned ice tea, lite egg/nuttiness, little earthiness. Clean orangy dark brown color, ok head that faded quickly, minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Toatally loses the sweetness of the aroma. Much more of a bitter roasty flavor, some grape, little soapy, little nutty. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Very drinkable. I like it and enjoyed it more than my score might indicate. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a surprising amount of light shining through. Some roasted coffee in the aroma. Flavor is roasted malts and unpleasantly bitter fresh hops. A dissapointment. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 2003 bottle sampled at Kuhnhenn Brewery, not sure where they got this. Pours a light greyish brown, but has some darker orange swirls in there. Light tan head that is small and disippating. Aroma has some roasted barley, burnt toffee, lots of hazelnuts and some dark chocolate. Flavor is much of the dry roast, light coffee and plenty of astringent nuttiness. Upon first few sips, wow, this stuff is way too dry, there is almost no sweetness whatsoever. As it warms, though, it gains a pinch of sweetness from some chocolate malt but the roasty/coffee/nuttiness really sticks and lasts through the finish creating a pleasant experience. Overall, it’s quite thin, a bit too carbonated, not well-balanced, but the flavor is decent on the finish and after. Interesting.