gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Tap; pours black with a tan head; aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with hints of caramel and smoke; taste is a little bitter with roasted malt and chocolate with a little caramel; finish is dry with some roasty bitterness and a hint of smoke AWISLguy (3224) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
5oz sampler at the source during the end of summer trip to the Cities. Chocolate, other sweet malts. Smooth and tasty. Very nice. 14.3
Travlr (25486) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of burnt brownies. Taste has toast and cocoa. Decent. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @ Northbound. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Coffee creamer, toasted nuts, espresso. Toast. Flavor is nicely balanced. Sweet brown sugar, light roast malt bitterness. Charred grain. Pillowy and smooth, creamy. Silky. Good stuff. badgerben (5251) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 Minnesota Beer #800. Black color with no head. Strong aroma of smoke. Very piggy (that bacony, ham kinda smoke). Heavy roast and chocolate flavors with moderate smoke rounding it out. Full body.
edgallow (4305) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, malts and some fruit. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aromà has notes of sweet dark grains with a good amount of roast and a touch of smoke. Flavor has a nice combination of sweet dark grains, roasted malts and a growing smokiness. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Growler from the pub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, coffee and smoke. Taste is sweet with some light acrid bitter notes. Medium bodied, slick texture and overall a very solid porter. I enjoyed the hint of smoke in this porter. csaso (2319) - Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Tap - average size tan foamy head, almost black color, mildly roasty and chocolatey aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, good overall
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Dark brown pour at the brewpub with a slight tan head and some lacing. Not much going on in the nose - roasted malt. Taste is malty, chewy, slightly smoky in the finish. Roasted dark malt, slight bitter chocolate. Quite nice.