Bacchus66 (337) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2017
12oz bottle. Clear dark brown with a full beige head. Nice coffee and chocolate nose. Smooth texture. More dark chocolate flavors, roasted malt, black coffee. Light-medium bodied, lingering smooth finish. Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of roasted grain coffee. Nicely malty toasted grain, coffee, clean finish. Fine porter. Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Draft at Palmetto, May 2015. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (Oreo cookie, chocolate, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite a tasty stout/porter...one of the better of four brews I tried here. geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Only had 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC,, smells like coffee, ok... but a bit heavy Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/27/09. Poured into my pint glass a deep charcoal black with a thin tan head on top. This doesn’t stick around very long, but it leaves some sticky lace rings in its wake. Smells very roasty, with a big presence of chocolate and hints of coffee. This smells warming and pleasant.
The mouth is little too carbonated than my liking for the style, but it’s decent enough. There’s a subtle twang at the first sip. Slightly acrid and, some might say, sour. This washes away though and is replaced by a big black coffee-like bitterness that hits the spot. Finishes with a nice toasted flavor on the mouth. This is a pretty good porter. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
From Charleston Beer Exchange. Light brown with little head. Aroma is coco and roasted nuts. Flavor is chocolate and coffee. Toasty finish. Really great. Blows their other beers out of the water!
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2010
I like porters but this one was lacking. The malts are okay. The hops are lacking. The aromas are not too strong. This is a good local brew but not my cup of tea. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Black pour with tan head. Unique scent, lot going on in here, smoke, coffee, burning wood.....Roasted malt taste is very good and like the scent...unique.....tasty brew. JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
12oz bottle brought back by a friend. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate and roasty coffee. Coffee flavor up front with sweet malt, chocolate and a roasty finish. Light colored pour made me think it would be weak, but it’s a solid porter. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Pours a deep very dark chestnut brown almosr black color with dark mahognay edges when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger foamy beige head thar quickly dissipates into a lasting ring and cap leaving minimal lacing.
Smokey roasted malt aroma with chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, oatmeal, toffee, coffee bean and burnt toast notes.
Medium body with a huge smoked/roasty malt presence. Chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee, espresso beans are all very prominent in the flavor with subtle hops and a nice hazelnut and lactic caramel taste. This is a pretty complex beer for the style and is very well balanced. Roasty and sweet with a nice bitter dry finish. Extremely quaffable.