Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark with a great brown foamy head. Taste is roasty and hoppy, finishes sweet and dry.
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Cask @ Rustico. Great heavy pour with very nice roasty flavors with a touch of chocolate. Cask makes it very milky and smooth. brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Smells hoppy. A very flavorful pilsner. I love it. It’s really is a perfect beer to start the fall with. It reminds you of summer but give you a taste of the fall. Then there are temping hints that bring you to winter chocolatety delight. Well balanced beer. I highly recommend. Yonny (63) - - OCT 18, 2013
A pretty good porter, not bitter, but with a toasty coffee taste (some folks mention chocolate but I do not taste it). DiarmaidBHK (4891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Bocktown Grille Robinson. Pours coca cola brown with an inch of thick khaki head. Solid roasted malt on the nose. Pretty big chocolate roast on the tongue with a nice hoppy floral bid on the finish. Definielty refreshes.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Dead Reckoning Porter pours a deep brown, lightening noticeably to amber along the outer edge of the glass. A finger of wispy light tan foam sits atop the beer, sticking around for a quick minute before leaving a nice amount of lacing caked to the inner wall of the glass. The nose is based around some nice mild chocolaty and nutty aromas, but there's a definite citrus background note. The balance in the flavor profile is shifted a little bit more towards the hops. The malt comes across as more straight ahead chocolate/roast and less nutty, and it's all followed by a bitterness that catches me off guard for the first sip or two. The finish is decidedly grapefruit, displaying a hand for hops that was just a hair too heavy for my taste. The body has just a little bit of a chewy aspect to it, perfect for a low ABV malty beer, and carbonation is just lively enough to let you know it's there. I enjoyed Dead Reckoning, but it was trending a little bit too much towards a black IPA for me to consider it a truly great porter.
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Sample from 12oz bottle at Spirits Crossroads Tröegs tap takeover. Pours a deep dark brown color with ruby red highlights and a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and piney hops. Taste of mild roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus rind, and piney hops. Taste reminds me of a lightly hopped black IPA more then a porter. Nonetheless a tasty beer. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Soft toasty chocolate aroma, subtle but important hop presence. Brown ale type brown color. Great chocolate and coffee flavor, surprisingly bitter and in a great fashion. Sharp crisp body. Like those black IPA’s, only without the dirty burnt elements. bbbeer (816) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Dark brown with small brown head. Aroma toasty malt and chocolate. Medium-light body. Flavor up front is lightly sweet roasted malt and chocolate but then some pretty strong grassy and floral hop flavors. Quite bitter and hoppy for a porter. Voodoo (666) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours the deep chestnut brown of a porter with a dense off white head. Aroma is clean, hints of malt, chocolate. Taste is smooth chocolate into coffee transition with bitterness and coffee ground aftertaste. Classic porter.