DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Growler. Dark brown pour, thin carbonation and an aroma of light chocolate. Flavor is light peaty chocolate, slight hints of soy & smoke and finished with a bit more bittersweet chocolate. Strykzone (7492) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. At 4 Hands. From a growler. Almost black but with red. A nice long lasting tan head. This is ashand just a bit thin. Chocolate is a sub note. A nice beer. Glad I got to try it. HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Garnet color with beige head. Not as dark as I would expect a porter to be. Sweet maltiness with barely any roast flavor. Would be better labeled as a brown ale than a porter. jake65 (3979) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2010
At brewpub: Pours a medium depth brown, much lighter than expected, with a modest tan head. Mild aroma is roasty and sweet. Flavor is heavily roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, and caramel. Some seemingly artificial sweetness. A little on the thin side. I have much higher expectations for their brews by now. BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Tap. Dark cola colored pour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of nut and mild chocolate. Thin body. Taste is fig, muted chocolate, and some funk. Just okay.
arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma is chocolate and a bit of roasted character. Taste is chocolate and roasted notes throughout, a bit watery and thin but well balanced. undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Slight aromas of chocalate, sweet roasted grain. Light taste of the same with a touch of coffee, with a touch of astringency. A little light and watery on the pallete, but ok overall. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Growler: pours a steady brown to settle nearly black and stays black. A very tawny deep chestnut can be detected up to a strong light. Capping is medium in stature with a nice sandy brown evenly foamed froth. Eventually slips away to a ghostly skim and a thin collar. Some spotty lace with a few tiny strands are flung about and sticking to the glass.
Aroma is light and sweet with a fair amount of cocoa and a smidgeon of roasted malt and a tiny note of grain husk dryness.
Flavors are mild and set in tone with a moderate base of easy going, smooth cocoa sweetness. Touches a bit of roasted malt and a sliver of coffee noting the finish as it flecks at the hint of char and burnt toast even later.
Light to medium body, smooth and fairly slick with a budge just past the middle area bringing in a brief build up on the palate as it tenderizes the flavors a bit and floats off the finish with a ever so faint and lovely cocoa dryness.
A pretty decent porter. A subtle delight of a beer. Perhaps not a stand out in impactful punch in flavor as some of the other mighty brews that have graced the taps of Town Hall. But if you don’t mind a simple, subtle little sit down porter. This will suit you just fine. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Dark Brown with Red Hues and Tan Head. Subtle Malt Aroma. Sweet Malt...Followed by a Toasted Nutty Flavor and Dry Aftertate. Starts off Sweet and Thin Bodied...Nutty Flavors Come Out and Leave with a Dry Finish. IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Dark brown with quarter inch head. Aroma is chocolate, which comes out immediately in the flavor, too. Some hazelnut like flavor as well, with a slightly tart, well balanced finish. I wish the alcohol was 1% lower, I’d drink five or six of them at a time. I think there are some people rating different beers here from a couple of years ago.