kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle, via OhioDad. Pours a clear dark brown with a one finger fine bubbled beige head that left nice lacing. Great roasted and chocolate malt nose, with some slightly drying yeast character, and a little coffee. Well balanced tripod of flavor of roast, chocolate, and a fairly aggressive hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with moderate fine carbonation, a little dusty on the finish. A very solid Porter, full of flavor and worth seeking out. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany with tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, some chocolate, a little bit of espresso, and even a distant hint of smoke. The flavor is roasty but subtle with some chocolate and cold coffee floating around. The bitterness is faint, but it’s there, especially at the end of the finish and in the aftertaste. Most of the finish is burning wood and baking chocolate. Pretty good... my only complaint is that the palate is just barely on the watery side, but not offensively so, so I can excuse it. jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
if gordon lightfoot thinks the edmund fitzgerald deserves a song then giving it a beer is also a good call, one of the finest porters around MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2006
Big chocolatey aromas over a dark brown body with substantial foamy head. Flavor is creamy with chocolate dominance. Very nice... drinks a little better warmer rather than colder. piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Very dark brown in colour with red highlights. Medium carbonation. Strong aromas of dark chocolate, cold dark roast coffee, and the slightest suggestion of earthy hops at the tail end. More chocolate and coffee in the mouth, with additional flavors of dried fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of lactic sourness. Good body and a long finish. Thanks to radiomgb for the sample.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Dark brown/red color with a big light brown head. Aroma is roasty and warm, very inviting. Flavor is simple yet enjoyable with chocolate maltiness and roasted grains comming in gently and permiating all the way to the finish. Very plesant beer. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
On tap at The Map Room. Black and relatively thick with an off-white head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, molasses, and dark roasts lead the way to a nice bitter hop finish. A solid porter. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2006
(tap - Maproom, Chicago) Deep black with very little head. Roast malt and coffee aromas. Flavor was roast malt, burnt coffee, black chocolate, somewhat earthy. Enough hops for a nice balance. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle. Poured a nearly opaque dark brown with reddish hues in light. Head was tan, soda-like, and evaporated quickly leaving a slight layer that would lace. The scent was strong of roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Sweet up front with a dry bitter binish that left a lingering bitterness dark-chocolate and coffee are noticeable. Felt a bit thin in the mouth, went down like watery with a very minute carbonated tingle. I enjoyed it but was a little disappointed with this one I was hoping for a bit more robust flavor. f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Nice porter from Great Lakes. Roasted malt takes over a bit of burnt coffee taste. Enough hop presence to balance the malty goodness. Not overly sweet, just a smooth example of a porter.