Jpmercer (69) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2017 italianjohn (3193) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/dark brown pour ruby hue and thin off white head ... aroma of toffee, roasted malts and light chocolate malts ..... taste of toffee, roasted malts, roasted coffee, caramel malts, chocolate and a bitter hoppy bite ... finish is dry and bitter with a nice roasted coffee flavor that lingers for a bit .... very solid and tasty porter with nice balance
An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.
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12oz bottle @ home. Clearvdark reddish brown pour with a minimal beige head. Nose is very roasty- coffee and chocolate. Flavors also heavy roast coffee, cocoa, malt, some bitterness for good measure. Medium bodied, lingering dry finish. Excellent porter. GIJOE (1249) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2017
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 (400) - 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 (1561) - 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 (3309) - 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 (4064) - 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 (1700) - 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 (1353) - 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.