beautifulmess (4) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2008 does not count
I’m drinking year old Porter and it is slamming. Complex and hard to describe. Unique. Licorice meets vanilla coffe bean. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2007
THOUGHTS: Barely a porter. It’s like a hybrid beer, like dogfish Head’s India Brown Ale. There were malts and hops that wouldn’t seem to go so well together, but they do.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown with and average-sized, off-white to tan head that mostlry diminished, but left excellent lacing that looked like actual lace on the glass. The aroma was moderate to heavy mild coffee and a little chocolate malt. The aroma was just incredible. The initial flavor was light sweetness and light to moderate bitterness, while the finish was moderate to heavy sweetness and bitterness along with some sourness with an average to long duration. The flavor was coffee then coffee bitternss blending perfectly into a pruce or pine hop bitterness. the medium body was somewhat oily but a little chalky thoughout with fizzy carbonation and a metallic and chalky finish. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Deep plum in color, unfiltered with a very rocky, off-white head. Dark chocolate and some caramel waft from the head. Very chocolately, silky smooth, mellow taste, with a nice sting of chinook at the finish. Creamy and delicious. Well done. It isn’t Alpha Klaus, but it’s not $10 for a bomber either. Thanks DocLocker. dlovell2 (2140) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Thick chocolaty head that looks like it was produced at a Starbucks. Hops aroma you don’t usually expect from a Porter. Nice Chocolaty Roasted taste to start before the hops hit at the end. Silky smooth feel in the mouth. This is easily the best product I’ve tasted from Troegs! A great Porter for Hop Heads! lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Big thanks to ahatcher78 on BA for the bottle!
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours a deep brown that is almost black with a big creamy and lasting light tan head that leaves good lacing. Smell is dark roastiness with a very prevalent hop character making its way in the nose. They mix very well giving it a really nice unique, nice nose. Taste is dark chocolate roastiness, with a great vibrant hop character that gives it a fresh almost minty flavor behind the roastiness. Moderate to slightly bubbly mouthfeel making this medium bodied porter extremely drinkable. Definitely one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite porter.
Excellent Porter. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and roasted coffee. Appearance opaque black with tan foamy/creamy head. Taste perfectly balanced between roasted coffee maltiness and well balanced hoppiness with a touch of caramel on the tongue. Finishes perfectly. A winner. Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a deep brown cola color, with a small off white head. Carame, chocolate, and roasted coffee malts. Small hop aroma. Flavor is the same but there is pretty decent amount of hops in this beer. It really catches you in the finish. Exceptionally smooth and balanced. This beer isn’t very sweet due to the hops. But I really do like this. EvanFriend (595) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
This is one of my favorite porters. Bitter chocholate, with pine hops VERY noticible for the style. Much dryer than you’d expect for a porter, almost no sweetness. Excellent beer. phillybass (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
My sample was four months old so perhaps not as good as fresh. Despite the age this was a very good porter, better than most. Stronger than usual aroma. Just enough toasty malt, not too much. Minor chocolate notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
12oz bottle. Pour dark brown in color with brown head. Aroma is very unexpected with a strong citrus hops and sweet. Taste of hops, roasted coffee and chocolate with bitter finsih.