Travlr (25547) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste has cocoa and coffee grounds. OK. brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap @ Silver Peak. Just about black in color with a tan head. Nose is quite heavy on the ash and roasted nuts. Some coffee, burnt sugar, and a lot of dark fruits. Just a general, sugary sweetness to the flavor. A lot of ash and roast, too. Some coffee grounds, cocoa, and ash. Decent enough, but a lot of sweetness.
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark brown-black body with a medium to thin light tan head and spotty lacing. Roast, light caramel, chocolate, and almost a cinnamon like spice. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, semi-dry throughout, slightly muddled finish. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 "this one can hold it’s own with Great Basin’s porter, but i still prefer GB’s. nice aroma of coffee and chocolate malt, less than full mouthfeel with more of the same in the flavor as the nose. their #2regular brew." Cybercat (5964) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Comes out of the tap an opaque, warm, chocolaty sable with a thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Smoky aroma is downright ambrosial, with mocha and burnt hops notes. Delicious flavor has notes of smoked wood, quality coffee, chocolate and molasses. Firm body has good fizz and a lip-smacking fizzy and smoky finish.
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
On draft at the restaurant.ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Aroma: malty, toasted/roasted malts
Taste: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, hint of caramel
A good porter without flaws. A solid brew for sure.
A - Served a dark brown-black color with a finger of tan-brown frothy head. The head slowly fades leaving behind some thick lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of chocolate malts and roasted coffee. There is also a touch of milk sweetness and hops.
T - Starts off with roasted chocolate malts and a bit of coffee flavor. The is a bit of background hops noticeable. Through the middle a bit of lactate sweetness alongside some more roasted flavors come through. The finish is roasted and slightly sweet and lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth and just a bit creamy. The finish is slightly dry and roasted.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of roasted chocolate and coffee flavors. The touch of hops that I tasted was a nice addition. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Black with a fizzy off white head. Big roasted grain and slightly burnt coffee aroma and taste with a cream flavor to the finish. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
[Tap] Dark brown in color with a small amount of light brown head to it. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and a general malt roast. Cocoa, charred malts, vanilla and mild anise all come out in the flavor. Creamy texture with slightly above average mouthfeel. Nice looking lacing on the glass. Sweet molasses finish. There was more flavor to this compared to many others in the sampler. sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with a medium head. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate in the flavor. Medium-bodied, mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side but very solid in general. Glad to have a good beer to start off a weekend of skiing.