PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Brewing Company - on tap. Dark brown pour, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Flavor has a nutty profile to it with some chocolate accents and a touch of biscotti-like maltiness. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours brown with red highlights and a khaki head. The aroma is toasted malt, roasted green chiles, pecan pralines and chocolate. Nice. The flavor is toasty with noticeable alcohol, strong pecans, smoke, cocoa and a little chile heat on the back end. Interesting beer, and pretty much exactly as advertised. I liked it, but definitely in small doses. I couldn’t have more than a few ounces. Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Tap. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt, nuts and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet & hot flavor with a medium hot & sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Dark reddish-brown popur with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate. You get a little eat on the aftertaste. It is a smooth, well balanced beer. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. Dark mahogony-black beer with a dark tan head. Nutty and caramel aroma with light spice. Chocolate and toffee flavor with chili. Medium bodied. Chocolate and chili lingers with toffee and light coffee.
rocbyter (2185) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Light sweet chocolate aroma with hints of nuttiness. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Sour bitter beginning with a sweet pecan finish. DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Dark brown color with nice tan lacing. Dark chocolate aroma with cinnamon notes. Palate has a nice cocoa feel with cinnamon notes and not overly spicy. Great cool weather beer. drfabulous (8818) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draught at Freakin Frog. Malty dark pour. I didn’t get all these ingredients listed here, but thought it was a poor man’s Parabola of sorts. Creamy. Chocolate. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
750ml bottle, from Party Source. Shared with caterwaul and co. Bottled 8/8/12. Moderately hazy brown / red color. Thin light brown / tan head. Couple bits of lace. Really interesting aroma... Definitely some mild chile peppers, you get the toasted pecan (a marzipan-like flavor), some good chocolate. Some light roast. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Lightly thin... Appropriate for a porter. Some caramel candy, and definite nuttiness.. Moderate bitter taste, big sweet too, not cloying, though. Light, lightly spicy bite to it, but it’s nice. Kind of a poblano pepper bite. Interesting, spicy stout porter. Not too sweet, not too much alcohol taste from the 9.3% ABV. Pretty well done and enjoyable spiced stout. Creative. Ktwse (5676) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light spices and pepper, can’t find much else. Taste is milk chocolate initially before a peppery finish with the chili clearly present. Can’t really find the pecans, though... Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. This actually works quite nicely!