Block (2845) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2009 Monroe1ato (12) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth, tame, and good drinkability. Thought it was a really good porter.The aroma is kind of earthy and dirty, but if you can get past that, its pretty tasty. A tad watery but had a nice mix of coffee and roasted malts.
Dark brown-black pour with an out of control tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is slightly sour with a roasted sweet finish. I would originally have thought a mildly infected bottle, but based on other ratings it seems like the beer is brewed sour and overly carbonated. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle from Pat’s Liquors in Porter, IN: This pours a dark brown body, nearly opaque, with an explosively tall tan head that quickly subsides to a smallish coating of bubbles. The aroma is a sweet chocolatey malt with some dirty nut bitterness. The flavor’s much the same, but a touch of lactic sourness creeps in near the finish. I hope that wasn’t intended by the brewer. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle: I’ve got to assume that I had an infected bottle of this...massively overcarbonated disaster of a brew with loads of off-putting sourness. Some roasted malts were able to fight their way through the debacle of what the majority of this brew ultimately was. Not much more to say other than, DO PUSHUPS! Sorry I stole your line Chris. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of StFun. The aroma is loam and dust, which doesn’t exactly fire you up to drink it. The body is basically black, with a few dark ruby brown hues, and it holds a firm pinky sized tan head. Fortunately it tastes better than it smells. It leaves some charry ashy notes, like you just had a cigar, but the coffee and mild chocolate flavors are welcome and the mouth feel, while a touch over carbonated, is about right for a porter.
ganache (5961) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Har har. Bottle. Brew-pubby roast chocolate malt nose, candi sugar with orange peel. Pour is nothing but creamy light brown head. At this point we have either a very enthusiastic yeast or an infected bottle. Bittersweet taste is dry with cocoa, light roasted malt, and yeast. More than the normal light porter acidity but no worse for it. Light, very watery body. Not that bad, but not exactly fare I’m going to be shipping around in trades. Tmoney99 (14627) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Draft sample at Keg Fest. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth brew, my expectations where met. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2008
12oz - Hoppy aroma over roasted dark malts and some milk chocolate. Pours black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Flavor is chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Palate is carbonated and sticky. Just different enough to be interesting. CP (124) - USA - APR 11, 2008
Thin but decent. Nothing really different here from other porters with similar ABV. Not any overwhelming flavors, but it is smooth and easy to drink. StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Picked this one up this past weekend. My GF didn’t care for it at all, but, I thought it was a really good porter. Aroma is kind of earthy and dirty, but if you can get past that, its pretty tasty. A tad watery and maybe even boozy in spots, but had a nice mix of coffee and roasted malts. Very smooth, tame, and drinkable.