AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2017 Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that quickly goes to a thin collar.
The aroma is rich chocolate and some grains.
The flavor is sweet grainy chocolate and caramel malts with some roast bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a solid roasted grainy chocolate porter. A bit thin.
Flight at Brix Taphouse in Greeley during ck1’s birthday trip. Light for style. Somewhat smokey. Light chocolate. 13.3 GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2017
16 oz pour on draft at Root Down, Denver International Airport. Shaker pint. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of malt, dark chocolate, caramel, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty. RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Some sweetness, some bitterness. OK. GTAEgeek (2219) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Sample from a bottle. Pours a hazy brown, with a small, foamy, beige head. The nose is licorice, caramel, burnt toast, and chalk. Sweet and malty flavor. Medium body, a little thin, and smooth. Overall, this is a weak porter, with some fairly unpleasant aromas and a weak palate. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle into a glass. Dark cola pour with a thin, light-tan head. Aroma is vanilla, smoke, peat. Taste is earthy, light stone fruits, smoke, vanilla. Fairly thin, a bit on the sweet side. A little hoppy bitterness would go a long way with this. Finishes a bit on the stale cigarette side.
hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass brown with a tan foam cap. Nose of chocolate, fruit, and hint of coffee. Medium to full body and creamy mouth feel. Flavor is chocolate, fruit ,and coffee. Biter coffee finish. Good. swesson (453) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a bottle. This one isn't for me. Tastes like burnt cigarette water, smoky, peaty, but in a bad way. Yuck.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Simple aroma and a very small vanishing head starts things off on unstable footing, and it stumbles even further in the mouth, where it’s overly sweet and syrupy/flabby. Mediocre. zoucrew102 (1880) - - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle, rating #800. Roasted malt aroma with sweet chocolate notes in the background. Pours dark brown with a thin, but retentive light brown head and decent lacing. Starts with with sweet chocolate notes with a rich, smooth mouthfeel, probably courtesy of flaked barley. Finishes smooth with roasted malt flavors to go with a medium bodied drinkable porter. Another good one from elevation. HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Cait. Appearance: film tan head, black color, good lacing, opaque. Aroma: wheat, chocolate, light toasty notes. Palate: average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet chocolate and light wheat astringency. Overall, unique, but not necessarily anything special. Wheat is off.