edgallow (4096) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, pepper and malt. Taste is of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
burg326 (5464) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bomber poured a dark brown color, aromas of chocolate, smidge of coffee, floral hops that are not overpowering. Light carbonation, light on the palate, a decent porter that tasted like the aromas.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this porter. Balanced. Tasted of malt. Poured dark and had a beautiful creamy head. McNeill’s has some really fantastic beers and I would say this isn’t there best but is pretty damn good.
portableparty (2344) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with a soapy off white head that fades to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is malty metallic with not much else. Taste is is biiter malt and faint hops with a metallic aftertaste. Palate is thin medium with a bitter dry finish.
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pour a deep brown body with minor lacing. Aroma is fresh hops and light roast. Mouthfeel is a bit surprising - tastes almost like a black ipa with a large presence of hop in the flavor. Nicely carbonated and balanced between the rich roast and bready notes.
ryanfolty (2533) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Dark pour, semi-foamy white head. Aroma and taste of mild licorice, cocoa, and somewhat metallic. Wasn’t loving this one.
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at dak’s 1/2/11. sorry fellas.
porter colored with a soft tan head.
it smells and tastes like peppers, roast, lactose and a handful of nickels. it is bitter on the finish and not so good.
BroSpud (2156) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. I can only assume that the bottle I got was damaged. What poured out was an overcarbonated science project gone bad. Once the foam finally died down enough to take a taste it definitely seemed off. Curiously I see other reviewers who might have had similar experiences so maybe what I tasted was what it was supposed to be and in that case it is a disaster. In any case will not be buying this again.