hayduke (5757) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 6, 2018
This was from a 16 oz can sent to me by Strykzone/ Thanks, Dave. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts and some floral and grassy hops. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich with nice roasted malts, some coffee, and a citrus taste with earthiness. The earthiness carries into the finish. Good. wxman (1871) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2018
On nitro tap at Peel's Pizza. Pours a midnight opaque brown with lots of thick creamy pale tan nitro head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark roasted malt with some molasses sweetness, but primarily a combination of dark roasted coffee and bitter dark baker's chocolate. Very smooth with a Guinness like texture, but more bitter tasting. Very good effort. ChiGuy68 (634) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Tasted from a pint can (thanks George Z). It poured a dark coffee brown hue with a rich frothy tan head leaving rings of streaky lacing. Nice roasted malt aroma with a chocolate malt taste. A very easy drinking and tasty porter.
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Can left by Seymour. Dark black. Nice thick tan head. Thick chocolate. Pecans. Malty with lots of milk chocolate. Well done porter. randy1969 (150) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Nutty, chocolate malt aroma. Fantastic appearance of black color with a rocky head. Tastes produced lightly sweet start- full bodied with oily texture, a crisp carbonation, and a long/roasty finish.
jcr (2811) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Draft (on nitro). Dark brown body with a frothy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, molasses. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, nitro texture, lively carbonation. Dry finish after a sweet start. The tastes of sweet chocolate and roast bitterness are nicely balanced. AirForceHops (8277) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Draft 5 oz. pour, deep brown. Nose of roasted chocolate with lots of roasted notes. Excellent flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and plenty if hops. Well carbonated and lively on the tongue. High drinkability, very smooth and works pretty well. gripweed57 (3092) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2017
16 ounce can from Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, PA. Translucent black, brown color. Small creamy tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and fresh baked brownies. A straightforward American Porter. Flavorful and simplistic. Superspak, do us a solid and reduce your words. You are over analyzing in you ratings. Stop repeating yourself. Look up the meaning of self-editing. Less is more. Thanks. Scipio (1338) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Pours black with a full, tan head that slowly settles. The aroma is bigger on roasted malts and cocoa, and some lesser coffee, chocolate and pine. The taste is quite dry and mildly bitter. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts here, somewhat earthy, cocoa, light vanilla, and some slight pine comes through late. Chocolate and piney aftertaste. Its medium to full in body, creamy and thicker in texture, and has some very soft carbonation. This one is a little heavy overall on the palate to prevent drinking throughout the night, but its solid enough. tmoreau (4883) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2017
On tap at Ellyn's Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL. as a 5 oz. serving listed on the menu as a Schwartzbier ?? showing a black/brown hue, a creamy, tan layer of foam, with curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was roasted, smooth maltiness, with just a slight touch of caramel sweetness, and baker's cocoa & dryness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar, less the sweetness, with earthy, roasted/coffee, and slightly resinous astringency, parched & dry, with slight hints of smoke & tar. Not full bodied enough to be a Porter, and not hop forward enough to be a Black IPA, but somewhere pleasantly in between.