balloonbuffoon (601) - - NOV 13, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve never had anything from these guys, and I’m always up for trying new brew. Can poured into a chalice.
Pours a thick deep black, with just a sheet of lace on the top after what I thought was an aggressive pour. Bits of lace cling to the glass. The nose is full of roasted goodness: ground coffee, chocolate malt, toasted bread, and a kiss of sweet vanilla on the finish.
Good hefty body. Chewy but easy to drink. Good bubble play on the palate. Big milk chocolate flavors all over this beer. Some mild roastedness rounds it out a bit. I’ve had far too many Porters that are heavy on the roasted aspect and it just wears on you, but this one is perfectly balanced, even erring on the side of a little more sweet. Some vanilla and almond noted as well.
Really a stand out beer here. Were this available to me locally, I think I’d have regular stock of this in my fridge as my go-to dark beer.
12floz can, COD: 07.11.2017, $1.75 unit cost, pint glass. The aroma presents a twang on the usual dark roastedness one expects from a porter. As far as far appearance goes its a dark brown with a head that quickly recedes to a ring. Leathery, slick with molasses taste and a finish that sticks to the back roof of my mouth. It's not bad, but I enjoy many other porters more. OsuStu (279) - - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 12 oz can. A deep dark mahogany color with a big toasty brown head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, earth, leather, vanilla, and root vegetables. Some earthy bitterness, molasses, unsweetened chocolate, and roasty flavors. A bit on the heavier side with some chalkiness. Good porter. chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Pours a jet black with an off-white foam head. Aroma is caramel, toasted grains, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is similar. Has some carbonation and a medium body. Excellent porter. higgsbison (266) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Had it at cabana. A very quaffable brew. Strong notes of dark chocolate and caramel. I enjoyed it
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Can. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, light coffee, chocolate and some nuts.
JorgeLee (2234) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Can from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Deep brown colour, rapidly vanishing head. Quite a sweet, malty porter. Low bitterness. Small hint of vanilla, some nuts, a bit of toffee. Hint of acridity in the finish. A bit heavy and slightly boozy. Lacks drinkability. tnkw01 (1800) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Can. Deep brown in Color with a very light Tan Colored two and 1/2 finger head. Aroma was roasted grains and burnt caramel . Taste was roasted grains with slight coffee. BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - MAY 1, 2017
on tap at the brewery; black color; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; roasted malt and chocolate flavor as well; smooth MaltOne (387) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2017
Pours dark coffee brown with a substantial, foamy, light cappuccino head. Nicely aromatic - roasted grains, chocolate, slightly sweet. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, with a faint hint of hops in the finish. Definitely on the sweet side. Palate has nice mouth-feel, with a light creaminess. Overall, very American Porter, featuring the sweeter notes, with barely a nod to the part sour heritage - nice beer. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Tap at Pour House. Semi-opaque Pour. Brown with Ruby highlights. Roasted grain aroma. Nutty. Some caramel notes. Sweet flavor. Nutty character, caramel malt. Dried leaves. Finishes light but toasted.
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