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Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle I got from the Grub Mart here in Jacksonville. Served up in a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a really dark brown. It is as clear as almost black can get. You can barely see through this, but when held to light, beautiful ruby red hues pour forth. A vigorous pour yielded a wonderful 2 fingers of dark tan head that has great retention and stickiness. I have lace all over the glass. This is pretty impressive for such a widely produced beer.

S: Smell is of some nice heavily roasted malt. Such sweet, semi chocolately smell coming here. The strange part is that behind all of this is a heavy citrus hops presence. BIG TIME CITRUS. I smell a lot of lemon and orange coming through. This just seems strange to me because it seems a bit off. It is impressive how much it is coming across though.

T: Really nice, sweet, tasty malt presence here. The malt is nicely roasted and creates a lot of that coffee flavor coming through. Smooth, light chocolately tastes come out as well. Just a touch of cream in there. The citrus hops does not come across as much as it does in the nose, which I think is a good thing. Light orange flavors coming through. Light bitterness, mostly a nice sweetness.

M: This is a bit thin for my liking. A medium to heavy medium in body. Very little aftertaste. Finishes pretty damned clean. Doesn't really coat the mouth and all and doesn't have that warming quality I like from my Porters. Then again, if it did I wouldn't get it in AL.

D: Pretty damned drinkable. A very accessible beer that is available nationwide, isn't too heavy and tastes great. I can't think of a more sessionable porter. This is quite good and very solid. Will be keeping this in the fridge because since it does lack that warming quality, it can be easily enjoyed year around.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-21-2008 05:55:23

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 02/20/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 15 3 7 2008
Color is a nice deep, dark brown with dark ruby highlights, the head is very tannish, light brown and creamy, about an inch high and holds together like vaniila ice cream in a root beer float, amazing divets and lumpyness! Smell is pretty mild and mellow of roasted malt, a bit sweet and lightly chocolatey tanged. Not much flavor to speak of, a tad to tame, but still heavy enough for good drinkin'. Feels medium body and smooth with a sweet nearly bitter tang thats easy to handle. Its a porter worth drinking but not seeking.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a nice dark brown color that is only slightly translucent. Two inch tan head is nice and thick. Good retention and lacing.

S - Roasty malts dominated the smell. Some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Lying underneath is a bit of your west coast style citrusy hops.

T - More malty and robust than I expected on the smell. Slightly bitter roasted malts. Big chocolatey notes. Touch of smokiness to it. Citrus hops aren't really in here like I picked up in the scent, but there is a slight bitterness, just not hoppiness.

M - On the full end of medium bodied. Smooth, creamy carbonation.

D - Nice porter. For a bigger brewery, SN still pumps out some great brews.

Served In: Pint Glass

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