BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
malty and roasty and beery. body on the thinner side with a bit of grain. refreshing and tasty with caramel like flavor and cocoa. nice balance but still malty. some sweetness. one to keep coming back to. all kidding aside could use a better name. jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Heavy body but not oily. Nice roasted nuts and malts aroma. Very smooth with descent lingering flavor. It feels more like a stout. Flavor is good but somewhat one dimensional. It didn’t matter to me since it was a good roasted malt flavor and not too much on the coffee side. Flavor lingered in the mouth but didn’t fill up the cheeks like a good stout, probably since it is a little lower in alcohol. No harshness or bitterness. Smooth finish. Really enjoyed this. I tried numerous Porters and Stouts and have only found a few that I really liked and this was one of them. A little more variety with the flavor would make it even better. Finhead (1763) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
A black pour that is dark brown around the edges with an off-white head. The aroma has dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and a hint of vanilla. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry, roasted finish. pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
1st bottle from my stateside run - pours a deep opaque black with a 1 finger tan cap. Thick oily body - aroma is a wonderful amalgam of malts - coffee, cocoa, roast, nutty - with a small flare of fruit. Rich mouthfeel, deeply flavorful with chewy bundt cake malts in front, light hazel nut tones, long wet finish with just a hint of fruit. F’n glorious brew but what is it? It’s not a porter - maybe a thick stout with brown ale yeast - dunno, who cares It drinks well. sudomorph (1167) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a one finger, tan head that sticks to the glass nicely. Aroma is pleasing with nice notes of dark chocolate, peanut shells, roasted malts, slight coffee, dark caramel, toffee, and a hint of floral hops. Taste is a balanced bitter. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, peanut shells, caramel, slight dark fruits, and as odd as it seems, banana at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Creamy but not syrupy in the mouth with a soft, round carbonation and a dry finish. Overall a great porter. Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, bread, and dark fruits.
LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma is mostly malts. Taste is primarily roasted nuts and malts. Overall not the best porter, but not bad. islay (2765) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Approximately ½ of a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-23-15. Fishy, yeasty aroma with scents of uncooked bread dough and roast. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Simple, burnt malt flavor. Medium body. Ordinary palate effects. Overall, this is an adequately pleasant, old-fashioned craft beer. I can see this being the award winner that it was in the early ‘00s, but it fails to impress today. arn8897 (392) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a little malt. Taste of coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness. Nice porter. Thin mouth feel. BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC . Black body with roasted chocolate malts. Sweet paired with burnt malts. Lighter the it looks sharrowz (2) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Pours an almost opaque black with brown-red highlights. Light brown head is fairly dense and persists well. Aroma is dominated by dark and roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, a tiny amount of charcoal, and a barely perceptible alcoholic note. Flavor is roasty in character with a moderate bitterness; the initial impression of espresso gives way nicely to a long chocolate-toffee finish. I’d be hard pressed to find much evidence of hops in either the aroma or the flavor. Overall, smooth and fairly rich, with low astringency.