bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Best beer I’ve had to date. Smells a bit like chocolate milk. Nice 2 finger head that lasted about 30 seconds. Nice dark brown color. Tastes fantastic. You can taste the chocolate immediately. Has a nice medium feel with a bit of fizz. Great finish at which point you can taste a nice flavor of coffee. A tiny bit of bitterness that makes it that much better. A little bit of an aftertaste that resembles the original taste almost completely. philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A great beer, if not the best for sure one of the top five porters out their. Great flavor and is a must when the weather is cold. Look for this beer to explode in popularity. One of the better beers Eel River makes. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a pretty small head. I found this one to be rather heavy on the roasted malts, but in a very inviting way. The beer itself was extremely smooth and easy on the palate, though it kept up that robust malty and roasted character. Great porter. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Tan head, deep ruby brown color. Rich malty nose, a tad nutty. Wonderful malty sweet flavor, sweet finish with strong flavor. Excellent.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours deep, slightly translucent brown with low to moderate carbonation. Aroma is primarily chocolate, with caramel and fruit/flower. Starts light and sweet, reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries, then moves to coffee with pronounced floral undertones finishing with mild dryness that leaves dark chocolate and strawberry aftertaste. Smooth and milky throughout. Wow, this is one damn fine beer, and organic to boot!
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2003
It has a subtle aroma, and a good thick head. The flavor is a pleasant mix of roasted smoky chocolate. It is also very smooth. I liked it. PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 10, 2003
A very nice nutty-coffee flavor with an appropriately rich accompanying aroma. The color is a nice, barely translucent brown. Starts out sweet and finishes with just a hint of bitterness. Good stuff. nearbeer (5370) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
12 oz. Dark brown with a large and lasting head. Nice wispy clouds of lace. Cocoa, sour cream and earthy, metallic herb aromas. Flavor is dry cocoa, graham crackers, marshmallow and prickly, earthy spiced molasses. Slight coffee with soured milk, and green mesquite woodsmoke are also present. Palate is a little chalky, near medium-bodied, and smooth but tingly at the same time. jmohno (1612) - Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Interesting malt aroma.Its like a raisony bourbon yeast chocolate with some woodiness kinda of a candied blackberry cream vannilla like an old fashioned flavored soda.Very nice unique fantasticaly delicious aroma.The kind of smell you would love in a chocolate or candy or pastry shop.
Taste is slick earthy sweet chocolate malty a little coffee with some of the flavors of the aroma, some anise/molassis. Darkcandied cherry tonesLight mild grainy chocolate/coffee drying finish with a dark almost berry like bittering in the finish,very smooth almost slick and creamy, this may be the best porter ive tried.
This is a great porter! yackery (168) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours a two-finger sandy head that dissolves in a minute over a deep brown translucent body with frosty lacing.
Aroma is bread and toasted grain, some basement earth and hints of dark chocolate and dried berry.
Taste is mild salty and lightly sweet and umami with a lingering bitter finish.
Body is full with strong carbonation and thick texture that leaves a sticky residue.
A superb beer with extra points for organic ingredients.