Haslinger (914) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Brennans Bowery Bar in Buffalo. dark brown pour with a frothy foam head. Good creamy malt aroma with a hint of hops in it, some crisp citrus hops in the taste with a good coffee like chocolate in the finish. Great beer
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish with small beige head. Minty hop notes over mild roast aroma. Flavor has robust roast and chocolate and not nearly the hop presence that I got from the nose.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep deep deep red but I can still see some light through it. Foam is light tan. Nose is fruity danky, piney, citrus, earthy and resinous. flavor is chocolates, resins, pines, earth, and dank. Medium full body and wow the chinook really stands out. Pretty solid. A little arrogant bastardish.
snoworsummer (4981) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a frothy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like malt, alcohol, dull coffee, bready with medium hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Faint smell of grains, coffee, malt.
Listigovers (963) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, medium bodied, refreshing and balanced porter. Some coffee, roasted malts, not too sweet with a dry finish. A worthwhile brew.
downender (8052) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark, ruddy brown with a decent, tan head. Easy drinking, with some sweet mlats, dark fruits and touch of citrus, before a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus hops. Interesting and unusual for the style.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good porter. Has a nice aroma full of coffee and roasty. Taste is a little watery and mild for me but very drinkable.
ryanscourt (1372) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is of a dark brown. Fairly translucent. Looks more like a brown ale. Smells fairly sweet for a porter too. However, plenty of choclate and roasted flavors. Drinks very light and etoh is completly unnoticable. Finishes great. Really surprised how well this one turned out.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has a nice citrusy/roasty balance but the taste is just a bit off to me, kind of acidic tasting up front and with a really, i dunno, astringent? finish. It’s not a bad beer, just not feeling it.