Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle, Standard Market. Pours dark brown, nearly black. Inviting tan head. Smells of lightly roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, salty licorice, and marzipan. First sip is nice creamy chocolate again, with bitter roasted coffee again, and a pine hop finish. Mouthfeel turns noticeably thin as it warms. Otherwise this is well made, good depth and complexity. jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a dark brown color with a dark brown head. The aroma was of deep roasted malts, dark chocolate and a shade of smoke. The taste was full bodied, chewy, roasted malts. There was a slight smoke in the aftertaste and dark chocolates as well. Great beer. georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
Not my favorite dark porter. Very dark black pour. hints of coffee and chocolate in the finish. not as creamy as I would have liked in a porter. AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours dark brown, nearly black with nearly zero head just a touch of off white foam. Nice roast greets the nose followed by some coffee and maybe some cocoa powder. Tastes huge, lots of even roast flavor, minimal hops and some caramel hints. Overall this is a huge porter. A lot bigger in flavor and body than I was expecting. I would love to keep this around the fridge at all times. beampsycho (10) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Got a six pack of this on a trip to Milwaukee. They put a number of adjectivesfo it on the label. Its unexpectedly good. Thought it might a north Wisconsin cheapy, but no, its quite a quality taste. Wish to see it in Saint Louis.
wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2013
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
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
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 (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
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 (366) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
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.