DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 Deep black-red, thin tan head. Rich aromas of chocolate, molasses, and stewed plums or cherries (like port). Velvety smooth mouthfeel, very full-bodied, complex palate with chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, some smokey ash, and an earthy element-- but somehow it is more than the sum of its parts. morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
6 Pack. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. My first taste was astounding. This is a porter? This is unlinke any porter I have ever had. Reminded me a lot of Guinness Stout. What is with the 11.2 oz bottles though? Can’t spring for the extra .8 oz? Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Aroma was mostly wood with some chocolate. Black body with chocolate head. Favor was a good blend of chocolate, wood and got a roasted coffee and mild sweetness. Not an over malty sweet porter that was good for a change. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
One of the better porters that I’ve had. Due to the high rating and my hatred of European, especially English, beers I was expecting to be disappointed again. I was wrong. Pours out gorgeous thick black and with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma is a little chocolatey and a little "sam smithes"y. Texture is great. Really smooth and soft. Flavor is a bit smoky, slight chocolate, and mildly bitter. Not as much mocha or chocolate as wanted but everything is well balanced. A finely made porter. I could dig drinking this in a pub but i still like more "aggressive" porter like Gonzo or Stone. Probably one of the cheapest 4.0+ beers, too, at $3 a for a 17oz bottle. Highly recommended. UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2006
A good porter. Dark and roasty as it should be. To me, a good porter should become more smooth as it warms, and this does exactly that. Was it the best porter I’ve ever had though? Probably not.
CMUBEERMAN (457) - - FEB 2, 2006
This beer is delicious...pours a dark brown with a bit of deep red...slight fizzy head. The aroma is of rich chocolare. Taste is light with a perfect chocolate and coffee balance. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy and dry. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one for a long time to come. Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
pours a lovely deep dark colorless color with only a hint of foam. It is one of the most perfect mixes of sweet and dry. A runner up for my every day beer! Quevillon (3158) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
Le mélange de malt dans cette porter est assé présant et c’est un bon mélange. Riche, crèmeuse et délicieuse. mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with hints of mahogany and red in the color. Lightened coffee colored head. Smells very sweet and ripe like plums or with a slight chocolate smell. Tastes chocolatey and rich with coffee flavors becoming more pronounced in the finish. Not too carbonated, nice full body. This stuff is great! Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle from the Blind Pig, Champaign. Given the general decline of Blind Pig’s tap list, I’m forced to go with their bottle options. A decided note of plum and chocolate on the nose. Mouthfeel is fairly lush and creamy, and the 5.4 ABV is rather refreshing and makes the beer highly drinkable. Notes of semi-sweet chocolate, prune, and a hint of Jolly Rancher like sweetness. The chocolate overwhelms everything else; I really don’t get too much coffee notes here. Solid and worthy of some esteem, although perhaps not 4.08 esteem.