ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 23, 2017 tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I keep trying this porter and it keeps staying at one of my least liked. Aroma of slight chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Appearance is a perfect dark reddish brown with tan head. Taste is smokey with some bitterness. The chocolate aroma is missing in the taste making it one dimensional for me. Not a go to porter for me.
12 oz. bottle. Pour was black, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malts, cocoa. Taste was moderate bitter, coffee, dark chocolate. Obfuscate (571) - Minneapolis, - OCT 8, 2016
Great beer. Summit rules. Lucky to be in Minnesota. Excellent fall beer wife also likes it. euniceradio (533) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black / ruby red, tan short head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste of same with some sweetness...maybe cherry. Finish is cherry, dark fruits, coffee, milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is mod creamy, light effervescent carb. Decent brew. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle @ a charity event. Deep brown pour with a tight tan head. Nose is balanced and easy going. Some mild roasted malt, cocoa, and a bit of milk chocolate. Flavor is similar. Balanced sweetness offset by a dry toasty finish. Light and easy going. Some Toasted nuts and chocolate. Light/medium body with moderate carbonation. Solid stuff. chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12 oz bottle in Columbus Ohio.
Very dark brown; opaque in the glass.
Slightly sweet up front but mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
A bit more flavorful than average for style, with plenty of dark roasted malts but only very faint smoke.
O: tastes like a big beer, including a hint of higher ABV than actually present.
beer_rookie (561) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Not a lot of head. Nothing worth noting. JStax (6478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma is chocolate syrup and coffee. I smell dark malts. Maybe some floral hops.
Taste is again much of the same. Aroma is more of chocolate, taste is more of coffee. Nice balance between bitter and sweet, but leaning bitter.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth. It’s quite heavy. It is bold. I don’t know how drinkable it is from only drinking this one.
Overall it is tasty. A good porter. I just wish it had a bit more in the ABV. Worth a try.
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black color and a light beige head of foam. Fairly malt forward with some milk chocolate character. The taste is moderately sweet and creamy, with a touch of roast sneaking in. Medium body and medium carbonation. DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Deep walnut hue with tan head. Rich roasted aroma. Toffee and slight coffee notes with herbal hop finish. Enjoy the mouth feel as it has a velvet richness with medium carbonation. This is very well balanced. DialSquare (5028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12oz bottle from Andersons on Bent Tree. Brown pour with amber tint. Aroma of chocolate, rotated malt, light smoke. Tastes are relatively sweet with cocoa, coffee, earthy. Palate is on the thin side. Bit of a metallic vibe. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with some dry dark grains and bitter chocolate. Flavor has a combination of dark grains and chocolate with a bit of dryness from roast underlying.