MetalNHopHead (1886) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2017
Deepest gratitude to johnnnniee for getting to try this brew. John Stark Porter generally plays it by the book for the American Porter style. Dark brown color. Roasted malt character with some chocolate. Smell translates well into the flavor. Medium feel. Overall, a solid Porter. HuskerTan (2168) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2017
A- Roasty, cocoa, leather, tobacco.
A- Black color, dark liquid, beige head.
T- Tobacco, leather, roasty, cocoa.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish.
O- Heavy on the roasty tobacco notes. Borderline being thin bodied. Not bad but far from a favorite. dfinney23 (3248) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
No sign of head. Toffee and dark fruits but really thin, especially the finish. Time for a fresh keg? malrubius (2857) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Can from Brewtopia. Near black with lasting tan head and a little lace. Nice roasted coffee chocolate nutty earthy aroma. Chocolate sweetness with just enough fruitiness to balance it. Earthy roasty bitterness with just enough wood and a touch of ash. Medium light body creamy. Really nice. If I was stuck drinking this all night, I wouldn’t complain a bit. johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2015
On tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown black color with a decent but short lived creamy off white head. Roasty chocolate with hints of fruit and earth. Nothing earth shattering but less flawed than the other beers I tried today.
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2014
This was just an excellent beer. Draft at source. Came with a nice off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, mild hops. Taste was rich and full with malty initial flavors blending into strong roasty flavors very smoothly. Smooth bitter finish balances out the malty flavors nicely. Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark clear maroon color, off white head. Aroma of freshly roasted sweet coffee beans. Taste is roasty and chocolatey. Goodgrief (2020) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
On tap at Millys. Pour was dark...no head no lacing, nothing. It’s flat. The flavor was complex with chocolate, fruit and a bit of roast. But it’s flat....and that kills everything. LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Tap at Millys. Nice deep dark brown almost black color. Thick head that left substantial lacing. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, burned malts, slight char- brown nutty malts, and coffee. A little roast in the flavor- lots of chocolate malts, nutty, toffee, light fruitiness, and a good caramel middle- nice smooth finish. I agree with AirForceHops, the General would be proud!! AirForceHops (7132) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Tap at Millys. Nice deep dark brown almost black color. Thick head that left substantial lacing. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, burned malts, slight char- brown nutty malts, and coffee. A little roast in the flavor- lots of chocolate malts, nutty, toffee, light fruitiness, and a good caramel middle- nice smooth finish. The best brew in the session. The General would be proud of this beer!! It pared well with my steak tips.