wlajwl (7211) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma is dark malts, fruit and a hint of ketchup/BBQ sauce. The flavor is dark malts, citrus, fruit, a hint of ketchup and a mildly hoppy finish. dekester1 (371) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured a dark red/brown with a nice head that faded to a decent lacing. Aroma was of sweet, roasted malts. Taste was predominated by roasted malts with a moderate hop finish. Palate was fairly good. Overall, a nice porter from the lake. drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Decent enough. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish tan head that soon settled to little more than a ring and no lace. Color is a nice clear mahogany with a few bubble trails. Aroma I a malt, hop, a little roast, and some dark, ripe fruit. Flavor’s much like nose with tang and bitter in front, slight sweet behind, medicine in background. Body/carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, generally speaking hoppy porters aren’t my thing. phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Greenbush Bar. Pours a cloudy brown color with an inch of foamy tan head. Notes of chocolate, nuts, and toast, and a really nice earthy hop character throughout. Exactly meets the description. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a soft, earthy mouthfeel. Nice take on their own porter. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle: Deep brown, cola hued edges, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing. Fairly assertive roasted malt aroma, resiny hops (minor), with a touch of coffee. Similar tongue, a bit of bakers
chocolate.   Slightly acrid tho. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Finishes without the hops it started with, lingering roastiness. Not bad, but seems pretty middle of the road.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan/brown head. Nose is malt and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate, this beer is full of flavor- malt, molasses, honey, toffee and chocolate, Hops is light on the finish. A very good beer that pairs well with a variety of snacks as well as cheese and sausage. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Grainy roastiness, chocolate, and tangy caramel. Good, but the tanginess puts this at a bit "off." Moderately malty.
3.0 T: Like the nose, but the tangy tartness is increased. It’s not an infection type tang, but it’s a sign of something not being done right along the brewing process. Still, it’s not bad.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch crisp with a bit more creaminess.
3.0 D: Not bad, but not without problems. Good, strong flavors, but a couple bad ones as well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 00:35:09 spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Ar: Chocolate malt and roast; not overly powerful but nice.
Ap: Pours deep dark brown with 1" light tan head.
T: Rich chocolate malt flavor, lightly bittered finish. Very well balanced, medium roast.
P: Medium body, a touch sticky, moderate carbonation.
O: Different take on a porter, with pretty toned down roastiness that really brings the chocolate flavor to the forefront. Nice change of pace. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
A nice Porter. Strong brown pour with hints of dark fruit, big roast, hops and brown sugar.
I enjoyed this one as the glass warmed. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, caramel, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, grain, caramel, and bread with a moderately bitter finish.