SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013GIJOE (1196) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Dark brown with reddish highlight and tan head that disappeared into light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and taste is similar with coffee notes. Smooth start to a slight bitter finish. Very good.
Bottle at Nag's Head Pizza Company in Nag's Head, NC. Pours cola brown with a nice tan head. Minimal lacing flecks. Nose is cocoa, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter. Good brew.
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This was a little thin in the glass for me. Again I’m always comparing to favourites but it was just ok for me. I picked up on the chocolate and toffee back ground tastes which was a positive but a major negative for me on this one was that it made me feel completely bloated which would mean I wouldn’t drink it again. other stouts I’ve had don’t do this to me ibrubeer (383) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Draft @ Norfolk Tap Room. Faint roasty aroma. Dark color with maybe a slight ruby hue, thin beige head with slight lacing. Bittersweet chocolate notes at first with a little roast, followed by a little sweetness. Med body, appropriate for porter. Overall, a very nice porter. can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
A lovely sweet dark beer, thick head and very drinkable flavor profile. I like this one a lot. jb (3211) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pretty standard porter, drinkable, but I can no longer come up with coherent new things to say about porters. Bottle from Bob. Thanks Bob!
Ron (3919) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Bob. It pours very dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with cocoa, coffee and hard roasted malt. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate, toast and coffee. It has a balanced bitter, roasted finish. Rich, full body with a touch of English yeast to go with the strong American malt and hop profile. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice chocolatey aroma and flavor. Nice dark color. Pretty good. HighlanderOne (1313) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Poured from bottle.
Aroma of chocolate ice cream.
Appearance is stout black with lacing.
Tasting cocoa, cola, licorice, coffee/toffee, caramel. a trace of hops.
Palate is fairly balanced, a bit sour at the end. .
Overall, a good choice for porter. Try the barrel aged one if you can.
HeadyDE (825) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft pour at vault..good price pt on this..aroma is cocoa..nestle quick..light bodied fairly clean porter that is a good representation of the style malvrich (319) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
12 oz. bottle from singles shelf of Harris Teeter.
Date must have rubbed off.
A: Rough pour yields an inch of tan head atop a practically black body. Very good retention and streaks of lace.
S: Herbal/floral hops against brown toasted bread and a slight hint of roast.
T: Bitter chocolate dominates. Light sweetness rounds out the flavor. Faint raisin.
M: Smooth and slick with a good bit of carbonation. Bitter resin finish.
O: Nice easy drinking porter. Good taste and body. Available and well priced. Recommended.