Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Growler thanks to cruisan!!! This has got to be the best porter that I have had since the Covey Aduro Porter. poured black with a cream colored head. aroma and flavor were bursting with a nice balanced roastiness followed by some bitter baking cocoa and chocolate. the body was light-medium with a soft fizzy carbonation that smothered my tongue with flavor. Simply amazing!! They should start bottling this. Another florida brewery that is knocking it out of the water!! Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Une des meilleures sweet stout que j’ai bu sans aucun doute, mélasse douce et lait de coco dans un corps velouté, j’ai adoré. pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Gorgeous color. The nose is not as pronounced as I would have hoped. It definitely has chocolate notes and lactose. The taste is a fantastic balance of coffee and chocolate. It finsishes with milky chocolate vanilla flavors. Fantastic and easily drinkable. thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pitch black in color with some cream colored head that faded into a very thin collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark chocolate and a hint coffee. Taste is roasted malt, and an earthiness to it too. Rich, full body and medium carbonation. dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Had a "pilot" version of this beer at the grand opening of the new Funky Buddha. Thanks to the crew there for sharing with me.
Beer poured dark, looked very clean though.
My nose was broke that night so I do not have any notes on the nose.
Taste was big and bold up front with a nice sweetness lingering at the end….a nice treat! The lactose adds a different quality to the beer that is welcoming to a person that isn’t a huge fan of porters.
My favorite beer of the night from the release. I personally can not wait till this beer is on tap constantly at the Buddha. This is a prime example of how the brewers at the Buddha can convert a taster into a lover of a style that they would normally pass over.
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On draft at Funky Buddha. Pours an opaque brown with a soapy white head. Nose is lactose, vanilla, chocolate, cafe con leche, earth, and hints of roast. Flavor is similar with earth, lactose, chocolate, cafe con leche and some some roast. An earthy, sweet porter- made awesome by the lactose character. Medium-bodied, finishing with lingering lactose. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
On tap at the Buddha for the grand opening. I’m really partial to porters and stouts, so this one was right up my alley. It had a nice dark color to it, with a thin white foam head. Got some roasted malts in the aroma, along with the sweetness of the milk sugar. Has a very nice mouth feel and I could definitely see this being a pretty good session beer for the nights where I want to stick with the darker beers. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Tap pour sampled outside the brewpub adjacent to the parking lot and amid lots of hip ‘too cool for school’ cigarette smokers. It poured up deep amber with infra red edges and light colored mocha head. The aroma is inviting with sort of a burnt wheat toast covered in toffee sensation while being nearby a mound of freshly ground dark roasted coffee beans. The taste is robust like the aroma with dark roasted malts running toward slight earthiness and chocolate rolled into charred malts and getting near an ashy aspect. It leaves burnt and roasted malts lingering deep into the after taste. This is full force roasty goodness. Loved it. crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2011
growler, thank you Ryan and my awesome girlfriend.
pours with about a finger of head, thankfully... these medicine bottle growlers are iffy. black as night with tiny creamy carbonation.
Nose is Holy roasty! and then you get a bit of the porter creaminess, chocolate etc that you expect from a porter. If you can get past the roast, it smells just like a porter should. I like roasty, but this smells like it may be a bit over the top.
ok, before taste, i have to talk about mouthfeel... this explodes in my mouth, the carbonation is simply amazing. so small, yet so incredibly explosive on the palate. Even after being in growler. only complaint would be that is a bit, thin, but it seems to work. easy to drink, and thicker would be just... weird.
anyway, on to the taste, roasty is subdued, it is not as in your face as the nose is, which is great. The chocolate comes out a bit, and is balanced by a nice sweetness from what I am guessing is a health helping of lactose, with a hint of bitter finish. near the middle a sweet vanilla creeps in right after the chocolate dies down.
Man, as much as the hype has given this place, this is my second brew from them, and I hate to say it, but this porter was damn good. It is one of the best porters I have had, and I have had a ton. ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Draught, black with a lacing and brown head. Nose is dry, bitter roast and some chocolate. Thick and murky taste, strong coffee and roast, heavy chocolate in the style of Upland’s Bad Elmer (as JG astutely remarks). Light hops are actually contributing something! Love this sultry swirl of coffee and chocolate, with only light and lilting sweetness, my favorite of the sampler and easily worth the pint.