Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2013
It pours a dark brown leaving the same color body with a one inch off white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Some nice standard light foamy lacing appears around the sides of the glass. No carbonation is seen rising. The smell centers around the coffee with some chocolate in the background. Some light honey appears. The taste is pretty much the same, but in a good way. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just an overall standard feel. With the ABV where it is, this is still a very drinkable beer. Overall, this is your typical American Porter, nothing special, but nothing bad. hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Poured black with thick beige head (very nice). Aroma is of roasted malts hints of smoke. Smoky flavors with touches of caramel or molasses and coffee; leaves you with a dry finish, is definitively a beer made to warm you up as a porter should nice representation of this style of beer. bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with two finger frothy head. Aroma is coffee bean, cocoa. Medium light bodied. Creamy palate. Slight milkyness. Ok. Easy to drink darker beer. rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Opaque black/brown color with an off-white head and streaks of lace. The taste is oily caramel/chocolate roasted malt with a hint of smoke. The flavor gives way to small bittering near the finish, but the sweeter taste lingers far into the finish. Decent porter, but a little heavy. Not one that cleanses and refreshes. johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap at Strange brew, comes to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a smallish creamy off white head that doesn’t last very long. Smells of chocolate and caramel with hints of roast and earthy hop. The flavor is toffee caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate, with hints of roast and earthy pungent hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice simple porter, certainly nothing that’s going to rock your world, but a nice drinker just the same.
zvikar (6444) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of nuts, some smoke, milk chocolate, flavor of malt, chocolate, bizarre sourness, relatively watery. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
355ml bottle. Nice looking pour, solid black with a mocha head. Taste and smell are pretty standard for a porter, roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Slightly herbal hops on the finish. Creamy body. Overall, this was a very good representative of the style, nothing bad, but nothing special or different. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown/black color with a dark ruby hue along with a small creamy-foamy off-white head with low retention, and modest lacing and cling. Its aroma had a roasty chocolate and coffee malt complex with notes of earthy and grainy hops, along with some oat and caramel tones. Its taste was sweet roasty chocolate with light coffee and some bitter grainy and earthy notes along with a touch of oats. It was a fairly wet beer, and was a touch watery with a creamy body, featuring average carbonation with a touch of fizz and a dry finish with a somewhat chalky aftertaste. kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvikar. Pours dark brown with a dark tan wave. Deep roasty aroma with some wood. Tastes sweet and roastish. Light body, soft carbonation. PhatB420 (855) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2012
12oz into a pint, color is dark midnight, black magic marker. Taste is malty, roasty, dark choco, mixed nuts, grainy granola, and sweet sugared molasses. Head is tiny and leaves an inconsisten ring round the glass. Body is full, mouthfeel is dry and sweet. Name fits the beer, as one can picture either enjoying one near a stovepipe or in a stovepipe. Nice VT brew.