opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2003
A damn good porter. I actually drank it from the bottle which I know is a bit of a beer no no but it was still very good. Nice chocolate aroma and flavor. Porters are a tough style for me to judge...I always want to lump them into the stout category...but this one is very good. Nice and roasty but not too heavy. spang99 (5) - - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
A friend sent me a bottle and I looked at the silly label and thought that this can’t be very good. Boy, was I ever wrong. Great, great flavor and finish. One of the better domestic porters that I have tasted. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Exceptional looking for a porter. Nearly pitch black with a nice lace and a nice head.
Aroma is dry and roasty with coffee, chocolate, burnt wood and some fruits.
Roasted malts are dry on the palate. Chocolate, caramel, subtle coffee and lightly hopped. bunyan (5) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2002 does not count
This is an interesting porter. Like a dark, fruity ESB almost. Molassas and caramel notes linger. Fruityness again. Fresh tasting. A little flat, but tasty. CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle from Chip’s in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Pours to a very dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is all malt, very roasty and caramel. Tastes like dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Better than I was expecting after reading some of the other reviews on here. Medium-full bodied with a medium-quick finish. Very tasty,
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
bottle. this isn’t a bad beer. i am enjoying iit more than some of the other porters that I have had. it has nice aromatic and burnt flavour balance. ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Not bad, certainly one of SKA’s better beers. As compared to other breweries’ stock porters, this one is middle of the road. Has the nice chocolate and coffee flavors with a slightly watery body. Mild when it comes to the hops, there is not much that makes this stick out. Still, a solid porter. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a heavy beige head. Aroma is an enticing roasted chocolate. Don’t chill this beer! Drink it at room temperature. This is a very flavorful chocolate malt tasting ale. Body is medium, not too thick and not too thin. This might be one of the best balanced porters I’ve had in a while. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
black with a brown edge in the light and a grey head. aroma is easy chocolate aroma with some light toffee. smokey chocolate flavor with something woody. a light bitter in the finish with some more chocolate. a nice easy drinker. mrbrucekeys (3) - USA - MAY 6, 2010 does not count
smells like smoky chocolate. has grassy hop notes up front wtih a chocolate twist. Finishes with smooth roasted malt flavors. Feels smooth like silk on the palate. This is a highly sessionable beer with rich dark malt flavors and good hop contrast.