jcr (2814) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown to black body with a short, but lasting tan head. Pleasant aroma of sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of coffee. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately bitter and dry. Lasting bitterness and an astringency in the aftertaste. The taste of unsweetened, bitter chocolate is in the forefront and behind that is sugary sweetness. Medium body with a watery texture that’s fairly smooth. The flavors and tastes in this beer seem at odds — at once too sweet with too much lingering, biting bitterness.
jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours pure black, with coffee coloured head. Amora is smoky, malty. Strong smoky, malt flavour, gentle hint of hops. Very good porter. Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle: Mahogany pour, tan dissipating head with a creamy character, above average hopped finish and bitterness. Not bad, but not really that memorable. JaBier (8518) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective Porter tasting at Dogbricks on 12/4/08. Color is a mostly clear medium brown with some off-white head. Very malty aroma with a tad bit of hop and roast. Roasty and creamy flavor, but could use a little more on the finish. Dogbrick (14454) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective Porter tasting on 12/4/08: This beer is a nearly opaque dark brown color with a thin and foamy light brown head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee and malt in the nose plus a bit of chocolate. Medium, dry body with flavors of roasted coffee and malt, plus some hops. The finish is roasted malt with a short sweet chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a big foamy tan head, leaves little lacing. Aroma is light just a basic roast character. Some chocolate flavor, sweet, maybe a bit astringent in the finish. Light and fizzy. Needs more body. bretupdegraff (243) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2008
very dark pour with super head that slowly diminished leaving a scattered laceing on the glass. Taste is roasty but seems weak - nice aftertaste. Very drinkable - maybe too drinkable for a Porter. Body seemed a bit watery and weak - no strong flavor that stood out to convince me to take another sip. MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a frothy brown head. Aroma was nutty, caramel, a bit of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is about the same, with a little bit of hops. Nice porter, very easy to drink. StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Not too shabby for a local brew. Had this one in a bottle and a growler. This is a very hoppy porter. Didn’t really notice the chocolate, but does have a nice roasty flavor to it. Dark and rich, with lots of bitter hops. Citrus and dark fruits swirl around. A nice change-up from the traditional porter. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of bdigi66. Pours a very nice dark brown/black and holds a solid, thumb thick, mocha head that while a bit bubbly atop, is still creamy, lasting and somewhat lacy. The aroma is low key roast, chocolate and little else. Doesn’t smell bad it just isn’t very aromatic. The first sip offers mild coffee, roast, chocolate and dark fruit notes. The finish and middle ranges are mostly just roasted malt/chocolate and the dark fruit. This isn’t a wow beer, but it is very drinkable and has no flaws, unless you count the subdued flavor and aromatics and possibly the dark fruit notes-depending on how you look at the style-as flaws.