ChristianBlack (25) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
From notes: Pours a nice deep brown. Looks like a porter with a very nice head that laced all the way down. The aroma lovely. It has a great chocolate and macadamia nut flavor. My friend also smelled vanilla. But, maybe that was just him. It had an excellent nose! Wonderfully distinct. The taste pops! It’s not just a great porter, but the addition of the chocolate and macadamia nut flavor was on point. I would have never thought of macadamia for a porter, but I loved it. My friend also felt that there was some coffee in there. But, that was probably a roasted malt. Very complex and delicious. The mouthfeel is really nice. It was nicely carbonated. The drinkability is excellent. I tilted more than one. Delicious each time freekyp (2330) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at Noma 11/15/2010 in Winston-Salem NC. First seasonal offering from Skull Coast, contract brew our of SC. Pours a murky reddish brown; reddish head with minimal lacing. Aroma highlight tons of milk chocolate and caramel. Root Beer! Medium bodied. Starts off sweet then nutty arrives. Bitterness rises in the finish then fades. A malty robust porter best at home with a well done steak. scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange
A: Pours a deep mahagony color with a creamy fluffy huge mocha cap. Retention is excellent
S: Big vanilla, big nuttiness, cocoa, and cream frm the lactose. Chocolate as well (white chocolate?). Overall seemingly sweet
T: Huge vanilla/cream/nuttiness, chocolate, and cocoa. A touch of grassy hops. Sweet. Too much vanilla?
Mf: Thick, smooth, low carbonation. Medium to light body...a tad light
Overall: sweet, tons of vanilla and nuts. Not really balanced, but very enjoyable beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Draft at The Thirsty Monk. Dark brown/black pour with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is the same with nice hints of nuts. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer Columbia on 01/21/2011. Dark black body with a large foamy tan head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, and light nutty aroma. Big creamy vanilla, chocolate, light roast and nutty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2010
@ Cherry Bomb. good aroma. sweet nutty roasty. milk chocolate, macadamia? caramel. brownish black color. good head and lace. sweet bitter flavor. light, creamy, sweet dry. darn tasty...nice addition with macadamia... ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Draft at cherry bomb. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with subtle hints of cocoa. Flavor follows suite. Nice nutty presence MTEXX (1) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011 does not count
The Common Market. Charlotte, NC. 12 Jan 2011.
The aroma is what floored me first. Nutty, toasty maybe biscuity. I had a friend’s sniffer identify "caramel or maybe toffee". Rumor is that it has hazelnut flavor which is somewhat hard to pick out. Very full pour had about 1/4" cream/tan head. Nice lacing. I really wanted another! brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On Tap at Tap City in Raleigh NC - Pours a dark brown - almost black - with a light brown thin head. Aroma is chocolate macadamia nut with some roastiness - taste is exactly the same... LOTS of macadamia nut going on. Tasted like dessert in a glass. Not something I could drink a bunch of but the one I had tasted pretty damned good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at Tyler’s Taproom in Carrboro, NC: Pours a rich opaque black with a creamy froth of light tan head. Has a sweet chocolate and raisin nose with some molasses and a touch of piny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and lots of sweet milk chocolate and cocoa flavor with a touch of nuttiness and dark fruits before a slightly drier, but still semi-sweet finish with some lingering dark chocolate and toasted malts. An enjoyable and fairly complex imperial porter.