robforbes (2277) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2009
pours a dark brown with a small khaki head, and some lacing.
smell is of strong coffee, cocoa, and roasted nuts.
taste is tart, sour malt, some cocoa, and some coffee, end is overpowering with the tartness, and a little dry. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
22 oz bottle brought back from the brewery by good my friend Leems. Pours black as pitch with a decent tan head that is gone quick. Aroma is largely roast, some coffee, chocolate and maybe even some raisins or plums. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee/chocolate, but with light hints of caramel and vanilla. Perhaps a little lighter in mouth than I would prefer, but still a very tasty brew. I would like to try more from this brewery. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small thinnish beige head that fell to a partial covering. The nose is oddly fruity with a chocolate covered cherry quality. Some roast and light hoppiness. Something wrong here, it’s oddly sour with almost a bretty funkiness. A little thin and slightly acrid roast and chocolate malts. A little leafy hoppiness on the late finish. Light to medium bodied with a slightly oily slickness on the finish. Moderate fizzy active carbonation. This isn’t completely unpleasant, but it’s clearly infected. 6/3/4/3/6 = 2.4
Re-rate, Sept 2013, tap. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a one finger frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet caramel, roast, burnt malt, and maybe a touch of rubber, not much chocolate malt at all. The flavor is a little heavy on the roast as well with lots of sweet burnt carmel. Very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little heavy and thick from the residual sweetness. Soft minimal carbonation. Not really much of a Porter, comes across as much more Stout like. Still, a lot better than my bottle experience from back in 2009. Rating is for the recent taste. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bomber purchased at the brewery. Pours a lovely brown with a great tan head the stayed forever and left lovely lacing. The aroma is malt, caramel, and coffee. The flavor is a great mix of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. On the palate it is thick and silky, but leaves fairly quickly. This beer was gone too soon. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured medium-deep cola brown with a fine cap of well-retained tan head. The aroma hinted at sour infection, which was unfortunately confirmed upon drinking.. metallic in nature over moderately roasted baker’s chocolate and black patent malts.. it smelled like the sourness may possibly complement. It really didn’t.. metallic and vinegary sourness flooded the mouth, only allowing some roasted black patent at the core and dried cocoa hits around the edges. Dry and sour on the palate, lacking a good feel.. bummer.. sounds like this is a good beer under normal conditions.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a dark beige head. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma. This is a great porter taste and true to style. A really good palate: mild and not too thick or creamy. Just right for a porter. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2009
The aroma is a nice mix of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The pour is dark brown with some red hues and a thin tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, then some dark chocolate. Coffee flavors linger and create a dry mouth feel. Some earthy hops come in and add some bitterness in the finish. The only complaint is that it was a little thin and watery, but it had really nice flavors and aromas. tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Just OK. a thin, slightly burned taste. Aroma was probably overwhelmed by the scent of vanilla and food. This was the darkest beer they had. Not bad, just not memorable in any way. explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one was fairly think, clear, and black with a lot of slightly burnt coffee in the flavor, with a hint of toffee. It has a mild coffee aroma and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It was a little disappointing but not bad. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Not quite black with a beautiful creamy head. A little coffee and chocolate. But, pretty light overall. Thin.