ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Dark roast here. High in bitter hop bite. Notes of chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a tiny bit too carbonated. Not a typical porter in myu opinion, this almost reminds me of a hopped up stout. Axic10 (3) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005 does not count
Very nice black color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Not a strong overbearing beer that I recommend to people who aren’t big on dark beers. First had it at Great Lakes while I was planning a move to Cleveland. As soon as I settled in I bought a six pack. Prefer it on tap, but out of the bottle is a close second. IMtheOptimator (1169) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Poured black with ruby highlites and a creamy light-tan head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, chocolate-covered cherries, and a touch of hops. Taste feels rather hop-driven... intense grassiness, weakly supported by coffee grounds and a tiny bit of bittersweet chocolate. Body is average, but somewhat thin for a porter. Not really understanding this one... too much grassy hops for my taste, not enough malty sweetness.
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 From Bottle:
From the first sip I was in heaven. Taste like dark roasted coffee and chocolate. So smooth, so easy to drink. I was sad when I looked at my empty bottle. Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Complex porter, good finish. Not much to say except YUM!!! Would recommend. I’ve yet to have something from this brewer that I dislike.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 This is a great beer. It tastes and smells more like a stout though.Aromas of coffee and a hint of burnt toast, very roasty. It has a nice thin tan head that stay. Has a slight bitter taste and a dry finish, much like toast, very good! Definitely would recommend this to others. THAT MEANS YOU! SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Draft @ Tap Room. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Nose is malt, earthy, slight coffee, and hoppy. Taste is also very hoppy for a porter. Roast and coffee fallinline behind the hopps but the hopps presence just amazes me. Finishes with some hoppy bitterness and leaves your mouth coated. noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Poured a near-black with a nice tan head, which faded soon with minimal lace. Aromas of malt, grain, herbs, anise, carrots, yeast, and earth. Tastes of roasted malt, not cloyingly sweet, with chocolate, coffee, smoke, and chicory with a big hit of hoppy bitterness. Less sweet and not as thin and flat as most porters. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Complex flavors of mocha, coffee, rich roasted maltiness, hopped-up bitterness, everything as a porter should be and maybe a touch more. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Clear brown pour, with a tall creamy head of tan. Light raspberry and dusty malt aroma, backed with a hint of oat. A little weak. Flavor is bright and bold, very malty and pretty rich and round for a porter. Good light notes of chocolate and coffee. Sweet, yet still watery with a clear clean finish. Hops add a nice third dimension with oaky efforts on the palate. Delectable.