SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a tan head. Good lacing. Has a great chocolate-coffee aroma. Nice milky sourness. Medium, yet significant hop bitterness. The body is just right- not thick or thin. Carbonation is slightly tingly on the tongue. luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 19, 2006
Aroma: Roasty toasty with hoppy aromas coming through
Appearance: Almost black with some deep red notes... very little off white head
Flavor: Some chocolate and coffee balanced with a nice hop bitterness
Palate: Medium bodied with a silghtly dry finish which I felt was a little astringent
Overall: A very good porter... I llove the chocolate and hoppy flavors.... though porters are becoming staples in a lot of microbreweries, still a fabulous english style aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Some malt astringency and very little head retention. Roasted amlt and coffee are prominent on the nose a little more subdued on the palate with more bakers chocolate and mocha notes for balance. Fairly hop forward for style although it does not come across overpowering. More noble in hop character. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Cask @ Magnolia. Pitch black, pale malt flavor before a sharp coffee note. Sweet nuts and berries in the nose. I like it. mwsf (361) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Cask: Deep brown color with a short-lasting tan head. Very faint, slightly fruity aroma with some roasted notes. Some roasted malt flavor. A touch of hop bitterness. Quite smooth mouthfeel. A nice porter, although not phenomenal.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Good porter and cask condition smooth, but it felt light on body. Very silky out of the cask but I hoped for a little bit more roastiness and flavor complexity. herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
This place was highly recommended but I was fairly disappointed when tasting the beers. It was on cask which is always good but missing a wholesome flavor and lacking a good aftertaste. I don't think I would drink this one again. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Tap. Black color with a brown laced head. Nice chocolate and roasted flavors. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: A stouty porter, good flavor, more bitterness than normal. Quite a treat joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2001
I'm trying everything to get an aroma... multiple pours. High hop aroma... some chocolate malt. Fine particulate feel, easy very present bitter that's not quite balanced.