JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at the Nutsmasher bottle release at Willoughby on 2/28/16. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and roast; very creamy. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a roasty finish. Ron (4186) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at the Brewpub with Patty and Dan. Poured a dark brown with a dense tan head and good lace. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. A much fuller body than the Peanut buttercup porter. A roasty character with notes of sweet malt, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasted malt up front with a mild coffee aftertaste. Good Porter. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma: Hints of roasted malts and chocolate, but faint. Appearance: Black with a tan head. Taste: Medium bitterness with a light sweetness. Palate: Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Meh...nothing mind blowing, but not bad.
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Pours dark brown with a thick lt tan head. Aroma has nice roastiness with molasses and mild coffee. Flavor also has coffee and molasses notes...some burnt bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and roasty/burnt bitter. LilBeerDoctor (4198) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet malt, chocolate. Flavor of sweet malt and roast in the finish. Kind of a dull porter, nothing really jumps up you in the flavor. Just ok.
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
on tap at WBC 10Feb2012, This is the base beer for Peanut Butter cup porter, and its good on its own legs, lots of roast but almost some burnt flavor creeping through, needs more body to really hit the spot for me. FROTHINGSLOSH (8150) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
I am not a huge porter fan so this was a very pleasant surprise. +++ Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a medium sized brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry and very roasty with strong coffee. The flavor was dryish and bitter with notes of cola, wood, roasty malts, coffee and vanilla. Intensely flavorful. Very long finish Medium body. Well done. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
(From a Growler) This starts with a nice roasted chocolate smell, and pours an opaque black, with a full light tan head. A nice full roast profile, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Slightly slick and light on the palate. Overall, this is quite a tasty porter, and one I’ll be picking up more of. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On draft (source)
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Ordering a full pint of this during Happy Hour the beer that came was a nice surprise. Mellow, balanced, and middle of the road it has all the right elements and few glaring flaws. Having said that it was hard to get excited about. Still depending which styles you prefer this is a good complement to the Peanut Butter Coffee Porter also on tap.
Aroma and appearance - Fluid black liquid swirled around the nearly full glass. A mocha head was trim as it has little room to grow. I can imagine it being very robust though given space. The smell of flat generic cola and smoke was a bit drab. However with no glaring weaknesses it is hard to knock this beer.
Flavor and palate - Smoke, roasted black coffee, anise, and a dry roast aftertaste of malts stick to the tongue. The finish reminds me of a smooth hickory soaked lunch meat on sourdough bread. Solid from start to finish I didn’t have any problems finishing the pint. However it is deceptively filling; by the end I had no room for a third pint. Give it a try if you prefer porters and stouts to pale ales.
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brown color with a dense tan head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Medium body with a roasty character with notes of sweet malt, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasted malt up front with a mild coffee aftertaste. Decent Porter overall.