nearbeer (5368) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2009
12 oz. Opaque with a lasting quarter-inch of creamy foam. Smells of earthy chocolate, caramel, light apple and sour cream. Flavor is a great blend of all, plus some ash and char on the finish to dry the big malt. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated, lightly prickly on the tongue and drinkably chewy. Nice soapy lacing. Great American homage to the traditional British style. daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Wow they got this one right. Very dark with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted chocolate and burnt caramel, followed with just a hint of malt. The taste is wonderful starting fresh and clean with strong burnt chocolate flowing into a creamy malty tone and ending with a bittersweet snap that leaves you wanting to try it again. FFor a local brew that noone has heard of this one rocks. jondagle (2) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
In bottles from 2010 batch. Superior aroma, taste and appearance. Coffee-dark color with 1 finger rich tan head, though it quickly dissipates. Among or perhaps the best porter I’ve tasted. stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black, with a very slight head. Good malty chocolate taste. Smooth and very drinkable. BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
pitch black with good and deep aroma of chocolate. vibrant light brown foam that is cola like and adds that dimension to the flavor. chocolate with some bitter and roasted to it. it has a sweetness to the finish. some silk to the body.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2003
First impression was the great color. Follow that with interesting aromas and diverse flavors. It resulted in a really good, well made porter. I would certainly recommend it. copperipa (9) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2006 does not count
Bottle - Dark brown color with nice amount of tannish head. Very strong aroma of roasted malt and chocolate - which cooresponded with the flavor. Like most porters, it was a thicker, heavier beer that probably wouldn’t be drank in large quantities by most people - having one or two is a great way to not overpower your tastebuds or stomach. OnTheTrail (493) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours very dark, slim tan head. Aroma is intense cocoa, surprisingly for the slim head. Rounded malt cocoa, sweet, hints of herbal hops. Nicely balanced, quite pleasant. MainerInExile (41) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2001
While porter is not my favorite style, I might have it more often after sampling this fine brew. The appearance is very dark, as a porter should be. Light barely got through even when held up to a halogen lamp. The aroma hints, not too subtly, of coffee. The flavor is wonderful...a toasty mochaccino of a beer. These guys are pretty new in the brewing biz, but if their porter is any indication, they’re fast learners. At around 1,000 barrels a year, try it if you can find it. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
There is indeed nothing missing here..this is outstandingly well put-together. It is easy to overdo the chocolate notes in beers of this style, IMO. Here there’s harsher roast components balancing, and the hop bitterness arrives right on time. Toda raba, urbn.