hopscotch (11044) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The roasty nose features chocolate crème, vanilla and toasted pistachios. Light-bodied and thin with jazzy carbonation. The flavor features roasty espresso, but is otherwise watery and diluted. There’s a touch of cardboard in the short, crisp finish. superspak (5500) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/19/2014. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for as good big. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a nice robust porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Aroma is sublet roastiness. Looks fine dark. Taste is light. Metallic like a porter but pretty light and boring.
Palate is watery. Hops are ok.
Overall pretty average. Nothing special. Simple. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is roast and some chocolate. Flavor is very roasty with some chocolate. Also a good bit of smokiness. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
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bottle. Brown with small head. Below average porter with some honey sweetness that doesn’t really fit. Thin body. Definitely not "well balanced".
chucklemation (1612) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Has a light aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is sweet roasted malts. A bit too light in body and flavor, but still enjoyable. mrjaxson (570) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
A borderline pour-down-the-sink porter. No particular aroma that could be associated with a porter. The taste was tingly sharp on the tongue and there was an unpleasant thinness to the body. Maybe I got a bottle that was all honey and nothing else, but this one--purchased at the brew pub--was nasty. Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Dark brown black opaque with very little head. Slightly malty nose with hints of coffee. Taste is slightly coffeeish. Creamy with dark chocolate notes. Light body. Finishes slightly bitter in a good way. sliqjonz (32) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Mild taste, smooth, semi sweet, clean finish, kinda dark for a porter, but still not heavy, matly
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Thick black beer, light head. Nice bitterness, smooth with lots of flavor.