alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a slight red hue and had a light brown frothy head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma was of dark roasted malts, herbal hops and a leathery yeast with a strong coffee note. It tasted very mild for a Porter but but had a nice hint of coffee in the beginning and then got mildly bitter with a nice coffee overtone at the finish with the flavor lasting only a short time. Mouthfeel was medium in body and a little watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall basically an average Porter.
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, sour coffee, earthy, thin, a strange combination, I noted that I would never drink this again and I was right. BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/10/08. "A slightly above average porter, stovepipe poured a very deep amber almost black body, plenty of carbontion but not much head or lace. Mouthfeel was a little thin and slightly bitter. Aroma and taste were standard with hints of toasted malts, some chocolate and coffee. O.k. but not great. tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
First experienced on tap at Mad Mountain Tavern, this porter convinced me, in a good way, that there was soot in the recipe. One of my all-time favorite porters, it’s with great sadness that I learn it is no longer being produced. For that matter, MMT is closed as well. So goes the impermanence of life I suppose. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"great balanced beer...not sure why this one is as low. it’s pretty stinkin good. definitely above average, but i guess there’s a lot of competition in this category." KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
Tap at Macgregors in Gates. Old notes. Sweet chocolate but well roasted to balance. Very chewy and rich. Fruit flavor come in well too. Sturdy and flavorful.
Patrickctenchi (6592) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pours dark brown/burgundy with a short oatmeal coloured head.
Chocolate malt, cream, light coffee scents.
Taste is roast coffee, chocolate.
Pleasantly mildly bitter....
Very well balanced...a nice one. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle. medium bodied black pour. notes of chocolate, light coffee & roasted malts in both aroma & flavor. decent porter anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Good overall appearance ,Smooth feel, nice aroma, very good Porter. Had one bottle at about forty five degrees
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a big light tan head that falls quickly. Smell is sweet and chocolatey with a hint of hops. Roasted malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Nice balance of malt and hops. Light bodied with a dry roasty coffee-like finish.
czar (9087) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
pours clear light brown with a decent moka head, some retention. nutty, roastiness, grassy, hint of minerals. moderate carbonation, light body - not watery, nice herbal finish. sort of classic but falls a bit short.