madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours cola with a filmy tan head. Nose is dry chocolate and a bit of graham cracker, and a touch of milk. Taste is dry, ashy roast, charcoal and a little milk. Thin body and very bubbly.
bellco33 (740) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass: Pours dark brown / black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, and cracker malts. Taste is heavy chocolate, toffee, and roasted malt. A little sweet, a little bitter. Heavy body, sticky mouthfeel, light carbonation. This is a really nice porter.
douglas88 (8681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to the best Homer! Pours a dark chocolate color with a small off-white head. A roast, coffee and dark fruit nose. Dark fruit, cocoa, a hint of sourness akin to the Baltic Porter from Duck Rabbit, heavy roast, lactose, milky coffee. This is a really big beer for 6.5%. Burnt wood. Excellent. The metallic sour roast is just perfect for me.
firefly765 (195) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce Bomer bottle at the Riverside market for is a deep jet black with a twinge of red. Nicely balanced very nice drinking porter.
LuckyDog (615) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is an outstanding porter. Great balance. Good complexity. Hops in moderation.
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Deep opaque brown body with orange-red highlights at the margins, medium clumping cream head with nice lacing. Rich nose of roasted malts, charred sugars, chocolate and coffee. Full, dense, rich body, creamy and deliciously sweet with toasted sugars, chocolate, roast, marshmallows, and light coffee bean. Great interplay of sweet and bitter notes. Very good.
Bule (1916) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours a dark brown color with a lot of head. Mild burnt malt flavors and a nice balance of hops.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of chocolate, and more caramel than most porters. I thought it was too sweet, with the roasty bitterness only coming through in the finish. More hop flavor up-front would have given it better balance. Medium-bodied. Good but not great.
jsquire (4275) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a foamy beige head out of the can. Really rich, inviting roast grain and caramel sugar nose. This is a very nice porter, all the way to the bottom of the glass. Rich roasted malts, dark caramel, dried fruits, a hint of smoke and ash, and a hint of bitter hops as it dries out in the finish. Very nice porter.
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 9/9/14 from a 12oz can sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours opaque, nearly black dark brown with a thick, rocky beige head that slowly recedes to thick, uneven, and messy lace. The nose is dry mocha, plenty of dark chocolate and coffee, with just a touch of toffee, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is caramel and toffee malt up front, moving to the nuts, dark chocolate and nicely bitter roasted coffee and toasted nibs. The body is a bit fuller than average with fairly lively carbonation and a long lightly charred, bitter roasted nutty coffee and very dry dark chocolate finish.