orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013 callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Dark brown-black body. Large fluffy pale tan head. Soapy lacing. Nose is earthy with pine and grapefruit notes as well as some cocoa powder. Flavor loses the citric notes and focuses on a piney chocolately roast porter profile. Medium bodied, dry moderately bitter finish and lively carbonation. A nice hoppy porter.
Review from notes.
A - Pours black as night with a small off white head leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.
S - Smells quite hoppy with a bit of pine needles and light citric fruit. Some roasty flavors of coffee and chocolate help balance it all out. Very nice nose.
T - Very similar to the nose. The hops are dominant initially but they are eventually enveloped by the strong dark roasted core. Finish is a mix of the two flavors, clinging to the palate long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Roasty feel with some nice lingering hop bitterness through the finish.
O - A very nice hoppy porter. The hops and roast worked very well together. One of the best beers I had all day if I remember correctly. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Growler. Pours dark brown with full khaki head fast fading. Big nutty hop aroma. Taste matches lots of hops. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On draft at brewery, very rich and hoppy, creamy this is how to make an awesome beer ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Aroma: chocolate dominates, some light roast malt notes, pine and resiny hops, some citrus. Pours a dark brown in color, tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Big chocolate flavor, touch of roast, some toasty malts, light caramel, lots of resin and pine, fairly high bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Nice. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Medium brown in color with some serious lacing. Piney hops on the nose up front followed by roasted malts and bitter coffee. Dry and roasty on the palate with a lingering malty sweetness.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Tired Hands. Dark brown with a beige head. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, pine and grass. Medium body with a tang. Taste is Baker’s chocolate, pine and earth. Robust with a bitter bite. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Growler from my visit on Wednesday. Pours a murky deep brown, nearly black, with beige head that recedes fairly quickly and solid lacing. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and piney hops. Sweet up front with a bitter finish. Big roasted malt favor with some pine, coffee and milk chocolate. Macegan75 (880) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2012
draft at THBC. pours dark brown with nice fluffy head. nose is mild with rasted notes and hop profilefirst sip is malty, with coffee roasted, chicory and piney hop flavors. lasting bitterness that is a part hops part coffee. another great beer by THBC. Tinco (621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Black, some brown hints at the edges. Off white light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, some roast, smooth, orange chocolate, milky coffee. Taste is really milk chocolate forward, sweet, piney hops, some smooth coffee. A really nice porter that I enjoyed alot!