unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2017 IndianaRed (4937) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Barley Bros Brew Fest, Meridian ID. Deep dark opaque brown. Wispy head. Classic soft roasted aroma. Modest chocolate and roaster flavor. This is what I think a porter should be. A little on the sweet side and full bodied. Very nice.
12 ounce can bought at Brennans Brookfield, Wisconsin. Drank at smells home. Some what roasted aromas. Medium body, smooth. No sweetness. Very drinkable porter. Above average, overall. Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Can from Brennan’s Brookfield. Holy infection, Batman! Gusher. Pours mostly a large, dense foamy head that eventually settles dark brown. Aroma of roast, plastic and bandaids. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, cherries. Medium bodied. A shame, seems like it was quite good. poisoneddwarf (2621) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber from the grocery store. Aroma is dark bread crust, lots of roast, dark chocolate. Pours black with cola brown edges and a medium beige head that falls after a minute, leaving a little lace. Taste is roasty, lightly sweet, finishing lightly bitter and dry. Flavors of roasted malt, light chocolate. Tasty stuff. Nicely done and well-executed, but it’s not pushing any boundaries or anything. mcberko (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap at Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, dry cocoa and earthy coffee grounds. Flavour is very dry, with earthy coffee grounds and toasted malt. Dry and earthy. Decently made but nothing special. AWISLguy (3283) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12oz can from Brennans in Oconomowoc. Very dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has bakers chocolate & caramel. Taste is of cocoa, caramel, bakers chocolate, light lactose. Light roast. Medium bodied, the blend is solid, carbonation is good and little alcohol presence. Bone dry. A hint of fruit. Finishes sweeter than bittersweet. A very solid tasty brew 14
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 27, 2016
Murky brown with a taller, somewhat rocky light tan head. Dry lightly roasted malt scents. Dry start with some cocoa and lightly roasted malts and coffee. Really quite easy to drink. Smooth to nearly dull in feel. Finishes with a light ash and roasted malt bitterness.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Short lasting dark tan head leaves little in the way of a cap, The brew isn’t exactly black... instead a sorta muddy dark brown.... Cocoa and light toast with a weird yeasty fruitiness.. Okay mouthfeel, but a weird slickness comes with warmth.. A bit buttery.. Been a while since I had one of these and I remember liking it a lot more.. QC issues?!?! nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12oz can. Brown black body, respectable beige off-white/beige head. Medium bodied, not much depth of body. Mellow chocolate and coffee notes, pleasant creamy roast finish. Not much going on, pretty boring offering. The amber malt shines through, giving it slight berry touches. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
6 oz pour from chilled bottle into sniffer. Opaque, dark, moderate tan head. Nose is roasty, chocolate, a little sweet. Really interesting mouthfeel. A dark beer with a very light body. Almost airy. Kind of a helium taste. Neat. Dry up front with a sweet finish. Chocolate and roasty. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 22, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is very roasty with a moderate showing of a coffee smell mixed within. Along with these smells comes some notes of crème and a bit of smoke.
Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have let on, with a drier roasty taste. As the taste advances from the start some light grainy and yeasty tastes work their way onto the tongue. All the while a hint of caramel and some smoke and char work their way onto the tongue as well. There is a coffee flavor which starts to develop after the initial tastes, with this flavor soon fading later on more toward the end. With more smoke and a loss of the caramel, one is left with a drier and roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and more watery side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style it was not really all that great as it took away from the dark and smokier tastes of the brew.
Overall – Other than the feel the porter was rather nice for a dry roasty porter. And with the abv. of only 5.5 % it makes it a bit more manageable for a good autumn football brew.