Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
From a bottle purchased at the brewery; I’d also sampled on draft at the brewry. Dark reddish borwn with a thin, relatively quickly disappearing head. The aroma is awesome ... like a fresh brewed cup of espresso. That java is definitely in the first sample of flavor, too, but mellows as you go. Nice little bitterness to it, too. Think this is an underrated gem. (#2836, 5/4/2007) Cybercat (6155) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Comes out of the tap a nice opaque dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Chocolaty aroma has smoky and coffee hints. Flavor is mainly chocolaty and has roast malt and coffee undertones, as well as just a hint of molasses. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a chocolaty and slightly sweet finish. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Roasty aroma. Thin head with not much retention. I can
taste black malt or barley. Has nice burnt flavor that
adds to bitterness. Malty and delicious. Only complaint
is that it is a little on the dry side and would like more
alcohol. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Brown pour with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa, hint of caramel, flavor is coffee and caramel, and sweet. Seems more of a sweet stout than porter, but I did enjoy it. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with very little head on it. Nose not very strong, but has a some roasted notes in it. Taste is a bit of roasted coffee, but managed to be subtle. Great brew.
badgerben (5328) - 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! OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2007
12oz bottle from surffisher! - thanks Vic! - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that fades back quick and leaves scant lace. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Flavor is dominated by dark chocolate notes, but there is also a good roasty presence that balances it out. I got a little caramel as well and maybe a little molasses. Good carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Not a bad porter.. TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
thanks to bakes for this brew>
Pours dark, clear amber. Forms a small head that hangs around. good lacing. Smell is interesting. malty, and fizzy(?).Tate is good, malty, and a little hops. a touch of fizz in it. Solid brew, but not great. User37895 (3085) - - APR 15, 2008
Bottle from OldGrowth. Pour was full brown color, clear body, nice head and lacing. The aroma was roasted coffee, light chocolate. The flavor followed the aroma, coffee strikingly nice at times, less impressive at others, but overall decent. The caramel, nutty roastedness behind it all made for a nice, yet simplistic brew. Thanks, Tom, a decent one.