Fritzo61 (1) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
A very pleasant surprise. I remember my dad drinking this about 40+ years ago. I never gave it a second thought until I picked up a case on a recent trip back to northeast PA. I got to say I wish it was available in northern Va. A very smooth and satisfying porter with great taste, and good aroma. Pours better than your average American beer with a nice frothy head rising above the rim of the glass. anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Very smooth. Malty with hints of coffee and carmel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
From old notes - Pours near black with a big tan head that fades quickly. It smells of roast malt and a little chocolate. It tastes of sweet malt, a little roast, and chocolate. It’s light to medium bodied and seemed overly sweet for the style. Minimal hops. Mediocre. I’m surprised the ratings are as high as they are. I suppose if I see it again sometime I will give it another try. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 9-20-2010 (Bottle) This beer pours a small tan head with a short retention, opaque dark brown body, very little carbonation observed, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, and dark fruits. The taste is sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. The palate is lively carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is quaffable, but was short on maltiness for the style. jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black in color with a dark brown head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma of burnt toast, burnt coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly thin palate with a quick finish.
Patrickctenchi (6591) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
* under cap puzzle translates to: Miami Vice*
Pours oily black with a thin, dark tan head that dissipates quickly.
Prune, dark vinous fruit, coffee aroma.
Smoky, black cherry/ chocolate flavour....malty.
Acidic, sharp and toffee’d.
A very different porter...
Very enjoyable...imperial accents without the higher ABV. Melanie (65) - - JAN 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle- black, opaque with a nice tan head. Poor lacing. A nice, solid porter and a pleasant surprise from this old time brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours deep dark brown, almost black. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and coffee beans. Taste is dark chocolate bittersweet. Medium bodied with a crisp finish, surprised by the crispness. Best beer I’ve had from Lion, just a great beer all around. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and cocoa. Taste of roasted caramel malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a 2-finger brown head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, and toffee. The flavor is sweet toffee, caramel, and some burnt instant coffee. Medium carbonation, with a nearly tart feeling, probably from the sour coffee notes. Good.