jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft. From notes. Chocolate and coffee with loads of roasty malt. Very good. Block (2688) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Dark pour. Aroma and flavor of coffee, as expected. Body is light with a mild flavor. Smooth with roasted malts. They could have roasted this thing 10 fold. Patrickctenchi (6555) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Deep brown, rubied, creamy tan head...
Aroma is roast coffee, cocoa, cream.
Sweet, creamy, chocolate and marshmallow flavor.
Excellent. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft. Milk chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet creamy chocolate malt flavor. Light ashy finish. Nice body - tasty. b3shine (8803) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; cola with foamy beige head. Smells solid; malty and nutty. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced and pleasant, with a slightly off-putting mouthfeel. Meh.
phaleslu (10101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Scotty’s Brewhouse, served in a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color that’s surprisingly clear, and lighter at the bottom where the glass narrows. Small off-white head. Notes of chocolate, toast, dark fruits, earth, mellow roast, and leaves. Light-bodied, with minimal carbonation and an earthy, watery mouthfeel. Just a little light and undercarbonated. Otherwise, a straightforward porter. Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and toffee flavors. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Indianapolis, IN. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is chocolates, plummy dark fruits, black cherries, a light roast backing, and a touch of biscuit. Flavor is similar. Chocolates, roasts, and some plummy dark fruits up front before some black cherries and a touch of biscuit come in. Finishes dry and lightly bitter from the roasts and a light earthiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a lighter body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable porter. Nothing special, but a nice chocolate, roast, and dark fruitiness. Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Flight draft on tap at the brewpub (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a richer blackish pour, firm haze, and brownish glowing bottom and edges. Not opaque, but the beer is dark with a frothy chocolate milk hued head atop that dies to a thicker ring, laces pretty well. Aromas are touches of dark fruit, plum and raisin, black cherries meet roasty malts, cocoa. Gentle toffee, coffee, and biscuits. Good aromas, dark fruit slanted with more cocoa. Initial is medium bodied, a touch nutty up front with cocoa, biscuits, a touch of sticky molasses. Some brown malts, smooth and inviting with just a subtle dark fruit presence (much more subtle than the nose let on). Cocoa, dark chocolate, and some smoothed over biscuits, toffee. A bit thinner than I expected from a richer nose. Touches of caramel, biscuits, gentle roast, and dryness linger into the backend and finish. Leaves a mellow sweetness, darker malts, a bit underwhelming in that department. A solid Porter even though it really tapers out to a forgettable finish. Not bad.