brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights. On top sits a massive khaki head, filling much of the glass.
S: Things are not off to a good start. There is a weird fruitiness, I would say blueberry. Quite acidic with a mild red wine vinegar note to it. Still plenty of roasted malt, though.
T: The flavor is harsh. Very acidic with quite a bit of vinegar. There are also some cherries and blueberries to it. Lots of roasted malt along with seltzer water and green apple.
M: Light to medium in body with a very high carbonation.
O: Obviously some rogue microbes have made a home in this beer. Not enjoyable. Tmoney99 (15133) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. My expectations where met. crossovert (14146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Really off putting smell. It took me forever to take the first sip. It is a decent porter in flavor. Not robust, but rather a frutier more sessionable flavor. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an average, to larger sized tan head. Aromas of roast, cocoa, toasted caramel, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of roast, chocolate, caramel, and grains. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown with a yellow brown head that lasted and laced a bit. Aroma was a combination of sweet grains and roasted malts. Flavor was similar with some dark grains in the beginning, but finish is sweet with roasted malts throughout.
alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with reddish hints and a large creamy beige head. The aroma is mildly roasted malts, some sweetness, and a slight tart quality which was strange. The roasted malts have a hard time coming through because the tart acidic notes in this one. Still some chocolate hints. There is a weird brett component that couldn’t have been intended. I wouldn’t mind trying this without the beginnings of infection. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up burnt molasses and dark cane sugar with vanilla and earthy accents. The flavor found burnt black malts, baker’s chocolate, and fruity notes with vanilla bean and sharp roast around.. finished bitter, roasty, and dry. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation and lots of roast on the palate.. hard to swallow due to the carbo.. OK overall. superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 1/7/2012. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a very nice 2 finger dense khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuttiness, toffee, biscuit, herbal hops, and slight smoke. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, toffee, light coffee, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, light coffee, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance malt and bitterness; quite robust and no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice porter. Robust, balanced, and very drinkable. I really enjoyed this one, I don’t know what the other reviewers are drinking. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
bottle. deep brown with small head. slightly above average porter. nothing terribly distinctive about this, maybe a bit less heavy than most. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Thanks to RAYBOY01 for bringing this to the latest Flossmoor Station mug club tapping. This poured a clear reddish brown body with a respectable white head. The aroma held some lightly roasted malt, dark caramel, and a suggestion of smoke. The flavor was faithful to that... until some toffee crept in that seemed out of place. A bit thin, too.