balloonbuffoon (752) - - NOV 26, 2017 doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thin tan head...great lacing. Coffee, roast, mild chocolate, and espresso aroma. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, and mild syrupy body notes. Nicely balanced, medium roast-dry finish.
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Draft served in an imperial nonic glass. It appears as pictured, dark with a light tan head. The aroma is pleasantly simple of deep roasted malt. Toffee, nutty, and smoothly roasted all act together to deliver a well executed robust porter without excess ingredients. Smooth, medium-bodied, and hints of creaminess as sweetness cuts the roasted bitterness. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Cask at the brewery, 12/17/16. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hints of smoke, mild lactic twang. Thin, refreshing. Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish. gschrade (1107) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, mild. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Pour is a near black with a small white head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt and a bakers chocolate. Flavor is an even better roasted malt and a good amount of chocolate. This was a fine example of an old world porter. Really flavoful with plenty of roasted and chewy malt without being overly heavy.
gregwilsonstl (2711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Brown. Sweet in a good way. Brown sugar. Smooth. Hints of coffee coffee. Super drinkable. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, burnt, coffee aromas. Sweet coffee, roasty flavors. Another really solid beer from Civil Life. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours an opaque black with a thin resilient light tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans. Taste is sweet dark malt, with a little mocha and coffee. Smooth and nice. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
This was a bit too roasty for a porter. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at the source... Pours a deeper cola pour with deeper auburn undertones and topped with a thin wispy film of off-white head... Deep roast, light smoke and cocoa nose.. More of the same in the flavor with a general sweetness lingering throughout and into the finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Better than the rye for sure but completely different styles obviously. Cool place with lots of outdoor seating. Probably should add a place review, huh?!