BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle from Bendo and served in standard pint glass: Deep brown with lasting beige head and good lace. The aroma has notes of toasted and nutty malts, grassy and slight fruity hops, hint of chocolate and coffee, and some leathery yeast esters. The taste is a mild and nutty with chocolate and smoky undertones. There is a note of bitterness and lactic twang upon the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing. All in all this is a serviceable porter. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Transparent dark brown pour with lighter copper highlighting. A lightly lacing, frothy, mid-sized beige head is sustained for a short while. The aroma is very earthy and herbal, surprisingly so. Citric hops and light chocolate, roast and caramel notes intertwine. This is one-of-a-kind and puzzling, but I enjoy it thus far. Nuts are a well-rounded addition to the flavor, a taste dominated by this earthy character. Bitterness is low-mild, sweetness medium and the earthy twang lingers right into a finish of medium duration, touches of smoke fleeting. The mouthfeel is light-medium to medium bodied with a light airy feeling about it, carbonation appropriate for the style. Strange but definitely a drinkable beer. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Troegs 10 annivesary celebration: pours dark with a tan head that goes no where. aroma is hops, but not citrus grapefruit ones like the Dead Reakening. Rather a bit more floral and earthy. Not too bad of a porter, but could have fuller body. typical roasted flavor on top of the hops. My least favorite of the Scratch series. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12 oz bottle, via hopdog. Fairly light in color, just a nut brown like depth of color, small fizzy beige head faded to a clingy ring. The nose is a little grainy and nutty in addition to the light chocolate malt. Moderate leafy and earthy hoppiness. The flavor is on the thinner side as well with a slightly grainy toasted and chocolate maltiness. Pretty hoppy for a Porter, or is it just not as malty as the average? Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a little too much fizzy carbonation. Pretty dry. Overall, this was a little weak, maybe I’m just getting spoiled with all these robust Porters out now. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Thanks to Justin from PA for this one. Pours out brown with a moderate off white head. Aroma is nutty with some roasted malt, slight earthy notes. Taste is complex, roasted malt, light coffee, nuts and earthy tobacco aftertaste. Interesting brew
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Dark brown pour with a medium head. Aroma is quite roasty with some coffee and nuts. Flavor has some roast and choco/coffee, but way too nutty. Seemed a bit off. Dead Reckoning was better 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12oz bottle. Deep garnet colored body with a light, off-white head. Nose of roast, cream, some scotch, some rye bread, and some light grassy, lightly minty hops. Similar nose to Dead Reckoning Porter, but less hoppy/minty. Fresh cocoa and light roast up front, turning heavier, more charry on the back. Smooth, light and thin on the palate, and pasty in a creamy, roasty finish, with lingering soft hints of campfire wood smoke. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium reddish-brown body with a rock, off-white head.
Smell: Gentle aroma of roasted grains, cocoa, and herbaceous hops.
Taste: Lightly flavorful mix of cocoa and toasted nuts with a soft sweetness. Herby hops provide some bitterness for the otherwise cocoa-like finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Some itches shouldn’t be scratched. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Light chocolate and caramel aroma, ruby brown in color with a nice, rocky off-white head. Very creamy. Lots of chocolate in the flavor, mild roast, and some sweet cherries. I am enjoying…Thanks docster! hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Dickinsonbeer shared this 12 oz bottle. Brown in color with alot of ruby highlights, pretty light for a porter. Aroma is light roast and chocolate, mostly caramel. Taste has chocolate, light roast, caramel. Medium bodied. Finishes with a light hop bitterness.