Scipio (1272) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2017 cblado (298) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Earthy, nutty aroma, not unpleasant. Had a slight tan head. Medium-to-thin mouthfeel. Robust malted flavor, with a very bitter nutty aftertaste. A good porter, one of the earthier ones I’ve had.
Pours a deep brown with a full tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and cocoa, with the caramel and cocoa standing out most. There is some moderate bitterness in the taste and isn't all that sweet. Its much more roasted than the nose was, while the caramel impression remains potent. Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and mild smoke serve as undertones. Long, bitter coffee aftertaste. Medium in body, creamy in texture, and with flat carbonation. I found this one to be very easy to drink. Very enjoyable. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, chocolate, sweet coffee. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More dark, toasted malts, cacao, filter coffee, soft carbonation. Very nice Porter, well-balanced. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI. Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft. Opaque maroon color. Aroma of roasty coffee taste is fruity coffee grounds. Medium body. Very tasty. AWISLguy (3419) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma has caramel and fruit and molasses-y old socks. Taste is of sweet caramel, some molasses, a bit of brown sugar and light earth. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet and earthy. Mix of a brown and a scotch ale, more than a porter, IMO. 12.8 njager246 (699) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma is chocolate and malts and the taste is similar with a bit more hop profile, not bad
slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a nice, well balanced, no frills - but well made porter, courtesy of pfoxyjohn. 1st of 3 porters for the night. aroma is light, but nice...roasted malt, describable hop presence, with hints of chocolate, coffee, & smoke. medium bodied. dark brown with thin tan head. fairly flavorful. more smoke than in the aroma. smoke, chocolate and bittering hops in the finish." CanIHave4Beers (4238) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Crushed with Jakebrabeerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues when held up to light. The head is medium sized and leaves some lacing on the glass.
Man, the aroma is really sweet... lots of molasses & raisin. It’s got some roastiness, but geeze it’s really raisiny.
The flavor is tart fruit, like to the point of sour. It’s nutty & has some coffee to it, it’s got plenty of raisin, but man this comes across more as a sour. It’s not bad, it just took me totally off guard.
What a strange beer.
Pours a nice mahogany. Medium creamy khaki head, little lasting with dome lace. Aroma has a good amount of licorice, some caramel, faint dry light roasty chocolate. Flavor is mild hoppy, very light roast, more licorice, dry bitter coffee towards the end. Medium to full body. Very creamy. Feels good on the palate. Light bitterness. Light dryness. Good but not too exciting. akoeninger (776) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Attractive dark brown pour with tan head and little lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is chocolate , caramel, and some fruit. Has a pleasant roasted cocoa after taste. A sweeter porter, full bodied and drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Had this in Madison, WI at the Old Fasioned Tavern, poured from draft part of a flight. Chocolate and cocoa taste. Creamy pallette. Smooth and good