ilherps (249) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Dark brown, chocolate colored. Flavor is sweet, with toffee and chocolate, and also a bit nutty and toasty. There is also a hint of bitterness on the end. Very drinkable and enjoyable. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Very thin body with some carbonation. Flavor contains hints of chocolate, roasted coffee, and some sweetness. An all right beer nothing special as far as porters go. ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
A really roasty and drinkable porter, with a great hoppy bitterness in the finish. Coffee, toffee, toast, almonds and slight spicy esters blend well behind the roasty and slightly sweet chocolate profile. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Chocolate from the bottle not much from the glass on the nose. Light brown by porter standards. Light chocolate no coffee to speak of a bit of a sour on the finish. A little thin and watery. A decent bitter but lacking in body, flavor, and complexity. A very average porter. cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Tap @ brewery. Good looking pour with decent mocha head. Nice toasty aromas, dusty pine hops and burnt coffee highlight the aroma. Nice chewy roasted malty body with light caramel and vanilla touches. Fairly well constructed and a tasty brew overall, not outsanding for the style, but solid all around.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Pours dark brown, thin head. Flavor is roasts and chocolate. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing to make it stand out. CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Black body with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some caramel, faint nutty. Taste is very roasty, solid coffee, with light chocolate. Light-medium body.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Dark dark brown nearly black with hints of ruby in the light. A thin light tan head that doesn’t last at all save a small ring at the edges. Roasty aroma, sort of thin, some chocolate. Body is light and taste is harsh bitter malt flavor then a slight hop finish. movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Confused by the low rating. Some people might have drank this brew too cold perhaps? Let mine breath for a bit was pretty complex. Nice dark roast character but medium palate. Some smoke, good. ajolly2 (129) - USA - OCT 12, 2008
Traditional is the best way to describe this brew. In a way that’s good because you’re not disappointed, but there’s nothing overly exciting about it. It pours and smells exactly like what I would expect from a porter. The roasted malts and coffee-esque flavors are unsurprising also. The only deviation from the traditional norm is its lighter/watery body. Overall it’s pleasing regardless of its banality. It scores high points simply for being a porter (one of my preferred styles), but within the porter category itself it’s less than a heavyweight