Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Courtesy of bierenutz. Dark brown, transparent edges, nice head, growing legs. Aroma has huge pine up front, hides most everything. As it warms, roast come through a little bit. Flavor much the same, huge hops up front, roast, coffee, hop bitterness dominates finish. Cleanest CCB bear I’ve had. Not a huge robust porter fan, but this is pretty solid, and if you dig this style, you have to try this. DialSquare (5031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2010
12oz bottle from drowland at proof. brown pour with a thin khaki head. big brown sugar and coffee aroma. chocolate and coffee in the taste with a solid bitter backbone. gets dry quickly. little warm. solid stuff. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Draught @ Cigar City. This is probably the hoppiest porter I have ever had. Kinda bordering on that new black ipa style. More hop notes and flavors than malt related ones. Well done for what it wants to be. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
a great amount of time and effort went into this beer. lots of heavy malt and good amount of amount. there is a solid smokeyness which you go good with a nice heavy BBQ.good stuff. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
courtesy of beerlando, thank you sir! pours nice nearly opaque slightly hazy brown with a nice creamy 6-8mm head. nice aroma and taste of classic roasty flavors. a very full, creamy body, very chewy. overall a solid importer, seems sessionable. slightly bright with some faint metallic notes, but a very enjoyable quaff.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
12 oz bottle picked up from Luekens in Dunedin, FL. Poured black with a small light tan head that left good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Tastes of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, smoked malts, mild hop bitterness. Finishes a little bitter, but pretty nice.
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a big tan head and some nice rings of lacing.
S: A big roast aroma starts things off. Some bitter coffee and chocolate notes are close behind. There are some strong hop aromas here too, quite earthy and faintly citrusy.
T: Like the nose, we’ve got a ton of roast character on the palate. The coffee is almost as intense as the roast with some bitter dark chocolate to a lesser extent. The hop notes are more citrus than the nose lets on, but still quite earthy. Moderately bitter, which was pleasant.
M: The body is medium with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I found this one to be really quite enjoyable. Great roast character that’s not overpowering and overly bitter, and the hops really kept things interesting. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Nose is slighttly hoppy mix of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and oak. Taste is really nix mix of hoppiness and roasted malt. A true american porter. Body was full and well carbonated. Finsh was bitter and smooth. OVerall, a solid brew. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, charred malt, smoke, tobacco, and lactose. Flavor of earth, stone, grass and bitter cocoa powder. Heat and dryness in the finish. Still great for a porter. No skimping on malt or heft here. NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thick, black with a moderately sized tan head. A hint of cherry, predominantly coffee, a bit of soy sauce. Analgous flavors. Medium to heavily bodied. Not bad.