DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Quart can via PUB'R. Pours hazy deep coppery toward brown with frothy, tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, resiny hops, cacao. Tastes dark malty, with notes of dark chocolate syrup, hops, and a roasty finish. Like a black IPA/porter hybrid. dlovell2 (2380) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Pours dark brown with an amber tint and an off white head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate. Earthy hop finish. Haslinger (988) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Drunk straight from a quart can, now thats something you don’t get to say very often, while floating on a Maine pond so I may be projecting a little bias onto this beer but wow this is a good one, coffee but not overly so, tasty rich malty Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Good flavor in a big (32oz.) can. Requisite dark coffee notes. Reliable roasting and a bit of bitterness makes for a fun drink. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Reviewed from old notes.
At the brewery, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head. There wasn’t any lacing.
The smell had a dark roasty coffee aroma with a robust quality to it.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed somewhat subdued but mainly good for the style. I have to admit there does seem to be a fair amount wateriness about this.
Overall, not a bad Porter, I’d have this again.
Inertiaman37 (35) - - DEC 24, 2012
Watery porter, whose smell is deceving, it has the right smell and smokey taste but the mouth feel leaves you disappointed caseynswan (46) - - JUL 7, 2012
Alpine Porter! Black Bear with the addition of juniper breweries. Aroma is a little funky - a bit like Lindburger cheese. Classic porter mouthfeel. Root beer coloring. TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draft at Sunday River Brewing. Pours black with a thick head. This is a very good traditional porter. The roasted barley comes through and there is a nice dry hop finish. The beer is dry overall and easy to drink. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pitch black darkness. There are specks of yeast-sediment floating in the stagnant, tar-like body. Absolutely a black hole.
Malty but with a surprising hop flourish. Fresh, flowery scent.
Mild coffee flavor, but has an underlying sweetness. Has a nice hop kick that offers an excellent balance. Great balance of sweetness and hops.
Nice thick flavor and fee. Has a nice, smooth feel afterward. A bit chalky but in a good way. Excellent, balanced porter. Has a nice, strong flavor,, but not overwhelming. A good combination of different flavors. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt and mildly roasty. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolatey, but a bit thin on the mouthfeel.