djd07 (15260) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, pure sugar, roast. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, nice dry finish, good. NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pint at the brewery. Here we go again with another very solid Denver beer that has a score in the 50s for no reason. Pour is dark, dark brown with ruby hints at the edge of the goblet. A small khaki head forms on top. The aroma is malt forward and English-leaning. Notes of toffee, earth, chocolate, lighter roasted coffee and leather are here. Palate is medium, right on for this style. Good clean malty flavor with more nuttiness than in the aroma. A little brown sugar comes through, chocolate, a modest roastiness, and an earthy, woody finish. There are no flaws, this is very well balanced and pleasant to drink. Solid example of British-style beer. ajnepple (6821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Almost black appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, light earthy hops and toasted grains. Medium body. Pretty tasty, one of the better beers I’ve had here. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Dark brown color, medium brown head. Lightly chocolatey, roasty, molasses, dark bready flavors, a bit watery. UncleKorm (1330) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewery, was told this was a test batch with an Irish yeast instead of the English they normally use. I did not care for it.
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rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
On tap @ Strange. Deep brown color with thick tan head. Scents of cocoa, molasses, malt extract, coffee. Flavor has a fair amount of earthy hop bitterness for a porter plus coffee, licorice, and liquid smoke. Body is a little too light, hops a little too present for this beer. Would love more roasty/chocolate and a hint more sweetness in this one, but i do like the complexity. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and dates. Flavor of roasted malt, earth/dirt, light coffee, and chocolate. jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops. drjay44 (3769) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sample at Brewers Rendezvous 7/09/11. Pours a thin, short duration, off white head, over a dark brown (SRM 35) hazy body....nose is heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, with a touch of toffee/caramel.....taste is medium coffee, chocolate, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a typical Porter. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6 BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a small tan head over a near black body. Aromas of licorice, vanilla, chocolate, mild esters and just a hint earthy/musty. Flavors are nice, chocolate notes, vanilla, molasses, lightly earthy and a bit floral. Medium bodied with medium to slightly lighter carbonation.