DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
Draft at the brewery on 4/17/2008. Opaque, brown/black pour with a sturdy, large beige head and good lace. Burnt sugar and roasted nuts aroma. Medium body and carbonation, ever so slightly astringent, dry palate. Dark malts come through as a molasses type sweetness initially, but the bitterness from the roasted malts soon takes over. Very drinkable, although not overly assertive by any means. Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Growler courtesy of the man, the myth, the legend, Degarth. Well, the man part is true, I guess. Pours out a very dark brown or black body, completely opaque. One finger thick tan head. Decent retention. Nose of roasted beans and malts, coffee grounds, bittersweet chocolate and some lactic bitterness. Flavor profile is very similar, heavy on the roasted/charred notes, with a sweet backing from the chocolate and lactic notes. Slightly thin, even for a porter, but doesn’t detract too much. Finish is medium length, bitter folding into sweet, and then roasty notes that carry through. Great porter. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2008
This is the fifth growler Degarth opened out of seven he brought back from his trip. Thanks buddy. Pours deep brown with amber edges and thin tan head. Nice full aroma well above average for the style with burnt malts and molasses mixed with earthiness. I also get some licorice and mild malt roastiness. The flavor is like the aroma with tasty bold notes of burnt malts, roasty malts and molasses. Nice distinct flavors that don’t really come together but the flavor experience is actually enhanced with this distinctiveness. Nice sessionable brew that ends a bit thin. Leaves toasty-roasty-burnt notes into the after taste. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
growler, via Jmichael. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a one finger foamy beige head with decent retention. Some spotty lacing remained. The nose is heavy chocolate malt with some lighter roast, nuttiness, and coffee. Light leafy hops lingering in the background. The flavor is nice dry roasted and chocolate malts with a little husky graininess and a moderately bitter finish. Very well rounded flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat watery texture and moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty damn solid Porter. Nothing earth shaking, but it didn’t disappoint. If this meets the critera for being an "organic beer" it’s the best organic I’ve ever had. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2007
from a growler at a Pisgah tasting, Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville.
At 6% ABV, this was their light offering for the evening. Made with a combination of five organic malts, this is a pleasant and easy contribution to the world of porter. A nice chocolatey opening salvo, with pleasant mild hop notes. Some smokiness is present, too, enabling it to match not only raspberries (a great combo) but savory dishes as well, I would think. A thin but smooth finish -- it ended much more abruptly and quickly than I was imagining it to.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Brown body with a small beige head that quicky fades. The nose is brown sugar, light cola and plums. The flavor is milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar and light berry. Medium/light body is soft with light carbonation. Very quaffable. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/21/200700cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Source: Barley’s, NC
solid dark brown, fine beige head, lots of lace,
light sweet milk chocolate aroma,
rich dry chocolate flavor, a bit of dry chalkyness, only a hint of sweetness to bring out the chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Another nice brew from Pisgah. Pours out a black color with a tan head. Aroma and flavor seemed to be one in the same. both malty with undertones of choco. This was a ecent porter mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Black pour, with a medium, well-retained light brown head. Mild chocolate aroma, musty dark malts, and mild roast seems to make up the smells. The taste has some nice body to it, a little bit roasty, with slightly more chocolate characters. Pretty nice porter, nothing exciting, but solid overall. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Appearance: Pours chestnut brown body with a thin, fizzy beige head.
Smell: Subtle aroma of earthy bittersweet chocolate with a hint of nuts.
Taste: Light bittersweet chocolate taste rounded out by a soft roastiness. Just a touch of hops in the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A simple, though decent porter. I had this on-tap at Barley’s in Asheville and later the Brewgrass Beer Festival.