Travlr (24744) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Totally black color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of Reese’s brand Peanut Butter Cups. Taste is rich, creamy coffee, cocoa, nutter butter. Very nice. Tmoney99 (14460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Tap sample at brewpub. Poured hazy dark brown hue with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to ful body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted balanced sweet with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Fairly poor head retention. No lacing. Aroma of rich, sweet roasted malts and coffee. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, cherries, bitter dark chocolate and a faint bit of smoke. Medium bodied. Nice. BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours dark brown with an average, fizzy light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of date, wood, and charcoal. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Some lacto noted. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and grass with a dry, mildly bitter finish.
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. This Porter is a dark brown color that lets some light through. Medium light beige head that diminishes quickly. Aroma of mild chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body with flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of hops. The flavors are short-lived though. The finish is chocolate up front with a short coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
on tap-pours no head and black color. Aroma is roasty-dark malt. Taste is roasty dark malt-molasses, secondary earthy hops. alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft @ Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a sizable tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of some toasted bread. The flavor has a nice roasted malt base with additional notes of chocolate and nuts. The finish is moderately bitter. I can’t speak to the earlier versions of this beer, but it is a solid drinking porter today. phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a brown color with a beige head that leaves some lace. Notes of chocolate, nuts, tobacco, and earth. So simple. Light-medium bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really easy drinking porter. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 On tap at the brewpub, poured in a shaker pint. I think the stated ABV at the time was closer to 6 or 7 %. Nice, thick foamy brown head leaving good lace. Nice, light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Bigger body, but very drinkable. Nice, roasty dark chocolate flavor. Good bitter sweet taste. Good long sweet toasty dark malt aftertaste. Very well-done, respectable porter. 7/5/6/5/14
Update rate, on tap at Dutch’s, 10/16/15: Black color. Thin khaki head, splotches and ridges of lace. Good darker chocolate, mild toasty malt, nice bit of earthy hop. Great, long darker chocolate aftertaste. Touch of dark fruit. Medium-plus body, great full feel, good chewiness. Mildly slick. Moderate-plus sweet taste, nice light to moderate bitter. A fantastic porter.