wlajwl (6597) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Aroma is dark fruit/raspberries/strawberries, malts and strong dark/rye bread notes. The flavor dark/rye bread, strawberries, dark malts and a mix of mild tartness and acidity in the finish.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this roasty, flavorful porter. Has a great viscosity- thick and syrupy, but not to the point that it would be mistaken for a stout. Love the high gravity in this beer, very drinkable and with a clean finish. Goes well with a cookie.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 I found nothing complex, rich or creamy in this porter. Poured from bottle, lovely deep black/brown with a tight head, little carbonation in the glass. Very skunky, funky. I initially wanted to give it the benefit of a lactic sourness but essentially I think this beer sat on the shelf to long or sat in storage. Not unpleasant but an awful porter experience.
Update - tried 2nd bottle (cuz I hate throwing beer out), at cellar temperature this is a much nicer product. Think I might bring one up for room temp. to see if it improves further.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth caramel chocolate with vinous notes, very mice coffee grinds, well done. In mouth, a nice herbal chocolate with mocha coffee, chewy, nice. Bottle from Riley’s, Madison, 1.99$.
dekester1 (361) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a very dark red/brown with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. Taste was similar with a roasted malt/coffee front end and a sour, moderate bitter backend. Palate was good. Overall, I thought this was more of a stout than a porter.
dwm1034 (780) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from beer fridge at the lake...pours black with a tan head...sweet chocolate in the nose and initial sip...yum! They call this a PORTER and I guess they know...but it’s a sweet stout to me...definitely a tasty one.
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head and some nice coffee coloured highlights at the bottom. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth, coffee, chocolate and a ton of cherry and deep fruit smells - this one is very nice and rich. Medium to Full-bodied; Very nice rich chocolate and roasted malt flavours dominate, with a good earthy and caramel flavoured finish. Aftertaste is quite complex with coffee, chocolate, pit fruits, cherries and some peat coming through. Overall, a very nice porter - perhaps one of the best ones I’ve had recently, with good flavours throughout, a nice body and a good complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 19-November-2012.
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a thick opaque black, with a slightly brown head and little visible carbonation. The best thing about this porter is the roasted malt taste that hits your tongue and continues throughout the sip, venturing into a coffee dominated, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. This is an enjoyable and easy porter to sip, and with just enough complexion to have you thinking throughout every sip.
stuckinprague (43) - - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking beer. Black with a toasty coloured and creamy head. Beer smells of coffee, caramel, chocolate. Taste is sharp and full bodied with coffee and burnt toast. Taste ends a bit bitter, but full. Real delicious, but full flavoured and bold.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The pour yields a ruby-tinted dark cola color. The thinnest of beige heads rest on top. The aroma is ripe with fresh breads, roasted malts, cocoa beans, dirt. The mouth is a little thin for my liking. There needs to be a bit more depth to this I think. The bubbles are too prominent. There is a lot of chocolate in this beer. Definitely the main player here. Chocolate malt, bitter coffee, grounds, and a bit of alcohol on the back end. This beer is simple and doesn’t bring much complexity, but that’s okay.