deyholla (11602) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Sampled from the bottle at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a clear deep brown with a touch of amber and a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy dark grains with roasted malts and a touch of bitter coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate underlying. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, dark brown, when it settles enough to leave any liquid at the bottom of a very tall glass of foam. Eventually, the beer settled to leave 2" of dark brown liquid below a 5-finger light tan head and fair lacing.
Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, smokey peat and hay.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours dark, almost black. Huge tan head. Nose is bready and malty with notes of milk chocolate. Taste is on the sweet side. Cocoa finish. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Finhead (1761) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
A black pour with some reddish highlights and a tan head. The aroma has roasted dark chocolate and mild coffee. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is roasted with a dry finish. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2015
This beer pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a large tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is heavily reminiscent of roasted malts, so much so that some smoke lingers in the nose; however, the aroma is a bit one-dimensional in this aspect. The taste is slightly bitter and mildly umami, bit the aftertaste is dominated by the toasty and smoky flavors that the aroma hints towards. The palate of this beer doesn’t overwhelm the flavor, bit the slick and thin texture, medium-light body, and soft carbonation don’t really support the flavor either.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
another solid central waters brew....not as tinny as alot of porters...nice smokey taste...really nice. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
bit of cocoa and milky mouthfeel with some barnyard hay. aroma is ok and better than the taste. some sweetness and altogether pleasant. hop character does not seem all that liberal.
starewich (170) - - JAN 27, 2015
Nice brown head. Coffee, super-roasted almost burned and with the hops tastes rather metallic. Body’s a little light. Still satisfying but I don’t think I’d have another one. RRistow12 (864) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown with coffee colored head. Nice chocolate aroma with some toasty notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee, a little caramel and roasted malt. Really could pass as a solid stout. Medium to full bodied. Very good Porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 9, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Can see through on the edges. Clear bear. Tan head.
Smell: slight chocolate. Roasted malts.
Taste: roasted malts. Light smokey flavor. Chocolate.
Feel: thin mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Minimal dryness on the back end.
Overall: good beer. Lots of roasted malts.
First drank: home 1/9/15