Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2017
This brew pours nearly black with some reddish-brown around the edges, and a medium beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Light to medium body with a roasty malt and coffee character, with some bittersweet chocolate in the background. The finish is charred malt and coffee. Decent overall. nealblind (1870) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
dark slight red pour aroma chocolate tobacco. Tastes like tootsie rolls. marshmallow. big chocolate raw grains. not much body fizzy
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Canned. Dark brown to black-ish with minimal tan head. Aroma of well roasted grains and some chocolate. Taste of mixed chocolates, hop flavor was akin to bitter walnuts.. Palate seemed just a bit thin for the style, finished short. Overall: Decent porter. GTAEgeek (2257) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Sample at the Estes Park Winter Festival. Black, with a small, bubbly tan head. Toffee, toast, and some wet leaves. Sweet and nicely malty, with a touch of bitterness. Medium body, syrupy and a little astringent. This is a fair porter, but is a little thin. RSRIZZO (2000) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12oz can poured into a Shaker at 41°. Color is a deep near black brown with light carbonation and a small tan head. Aroma is deeply roasted malt with a hint of smoke. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of smoke. In the after taste there is a nice sweetness that brings the chocolate out a little more. Overall I like it, rich and balanced.
ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/24/15. Dark reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Roasted malt. Clean, light German style hops. Solid for sure. Nice flavor. Bill Becker (1064) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2 ounce can. German Porter, eh?
It’s certainly black enough and with an easy pour, has a nice smallish head of tan foam. Lacing? Yep.
It smells roasty, kind of fruity in a weird way, I get some hop profile and milky? Oh and smokey...
The roast starts things off then goes to a sweetish direction that I *think* leans towards a milk stout like thing. A bit of hop bitterness of the nondeScript type moves in and out with each sip. As far as fruity, could be my misinterpretation of what the hops are doing. It finishes as roasty as it starts. Good for that and the mild smoke I get.
Pretty light bodied for the style with light carbonation. The foam is now completely gone.
It *does* taste Germanic to a degree. Enough for me to like it a lot. Prost Grimm Brothers! ads135 (4726) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2015
An okay porter. Very malty, but not as rich as you’d expect. Tastes like a very dark alt. Mild sweetness and hints of roasted coffee. ajnepple (6701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On tap at the brewhouse. Dark brown to black in appearance with a tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, coffee, bitter chocolate, dark malts and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, dark, malty and pretty clean with light hop bitterness. Medium body. Solid porter overall. edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2015
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and coffee.