arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of earth, peaty notes with some slight smoke but this part was restrained, more biscuit and bready yeast, spice, some cocoa and coffee notes, lots of roasted malts as well. Taste is restrained on the peat but that worked for me, some cocoa, biscuit, bread, some hints of caramel, nutty notes, roasted malt finishes it off with a fairly bitter and dry finish. BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft sample at brewpub. Nice dark looking pour and foamy brown head. Malty,dry taste. Nice roasty, toasty flavors. Good. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Sampler at brewpub. Pours really dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and some smoke. Flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, roast, and good dose of smoke. Body is thin. This is like a flavor explosion compared to the rest of their line up. DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Thick black color with tan lacing an head. Coffee bean on the nose with earth notes. Creamy medium bodied mouthfeel with a lingering coffee finish. dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Deep brown in color. Roasty malt aroma and flavor, very black-coffee-esque.
LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a very cloudy dirt brown with a tan head. Aroma of lots of roasted malt, some chocolate/cocoa. Flavor of bitter chocolate, sweet oatmeal malt, less roasty than the aroma suggests. Very chalky palate. Interesting porter.
8/4/7/4/14 [3.7/5] cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 Cask @ PC. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty, chocolate malty, lightly smoked aroma. Low carbonation. Mild smoky, a bit woody, roasty chocolate malty flavor with notes of coffee and vanilla. The best I’ve had from PC. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Zebulon’s Peated Porter--3 oz. Taste at Brewpub 11/24/2010. 7.3 - 7.5% ABV. 35? IBU’s. according to bartender. Opaque dark black color. Lacy rich tan head. Smoky peaty rich roasted coffee hint front. Sweet thick black cherry fruity dark toffee malty roasted rich Porter / Stout body. Lingering roasted fruit mild hop end. Rich smooth fruity sipping Porter. (3.5 / 5.0) Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
The peat gives this porter a smokey flavor that is pretty good. It doesn’t stand out among other peated porters I’ve tried, but it’s worth a try if you haven’t experienced this type of beer before. drjay44 (3828) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Brewers Rendezvout 7/10/10. Pours a thin head, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is rich with coffee and chocolate.....taste is coffee, chocolate, finishing dry......mouth feel is light, carbonation low. This is true to style, but is somewhat too light to be among the best. BJCP 6/3/11/4/6