GTAEgeek (2468) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2017 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown body with a small off-white head. Moderately roast-forward malty aroma, your typical chocolate / coffee ground / cola with touches of black plum and roast. Maaaaybe some nuttiness from the walnuts but could just as easily be from the malt. Peppercorn phenols and silty / pasty yeast texture. Medium body, medium to low sweetness, moderately bitter for the body. Pretty much what I expected from the house yeast strain fermenting a porter grain bill: malty and yeasty but without a lot of depth.
On tap at Euclid Hall. Pours dark brown, with a medium, creamy, silky tan head. The aroma is caramel, walnuts, light coffee, and plum. Sweet and malty, with a thin bitterness. Medium body, chalky, syrupy, and a bit thin. This is a pretty nice, malt forward beer. williamstome (2014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Very dark brown / black pour, small off-white head. Weak nutty aroma. Flavor follows with notes of raisins, prunes and roast. jinroh (2379) - ESTONIA - APR 25, 2017
Pours dark brown, bit of beige foam on the top, more like a skirmish though. Aroma has some roast, little sourness and burnt malts. Taste has more acidity, feels actually quite sour, with this burnt rye bread in the background, together with some - yes again - nail polish. Relatively weak body, roast is strong and lots of chocolate, bitter and not sweet, wheat adding these sour notes. Overall interesting, not sure I want to drink a lot of it though. BuckeyeBoy (8659) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 27, 2017
On tap at mikkeler bar SF. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some wood nutty notes. Taste is more of the nice roast malts some chocolate and nuts. andrewje41 (4419) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Draft pour pint at the Collective. Pours black with a tan cola fizz head. Soft aroma of sweet malts. Chocolate and malt up front. No obvious walnut for me, but I suppose it’s a little nutty late in the palate. Easy drinking and quite tasty.
beerplace (2158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 On tap at Alibi Room. Sour dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Not a porter, closer to black Saisons. Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours black with off white head. Aroma is lightly roasty, tobacco, nutty, cacao. Taste is light bodied, watery, a bit Baltic pottery. Overall, meh. BVery (11395) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap at the taproom. Dark - black - pour with a white head. Cool looking. Yeast, roasted grain, and mild citrus notes. Nice combo, very interesting brew. djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is pine hops and funk. Medium mouth, roast, dry hop, light bitterness, very good. Ferris (16765) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Draft - Dark soured malts. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Soured malts and a bit of molasses.