Poured clear around the edges as the rest was opaque. Foam was deep tan, frothy, and about two inches thick. Retention is okay but the foam becomes thick and richer as it dissipates.
Aroma is of roasted malt, definitely the spotlight. Toffee and coffee are in there but the roasted malt just keeps bringing me back for another quaff of the goodness.
Taste is really good. Roasted, toffee, coffee, and chocolate all play their roll to varying degrees. Enough hops to balance all the sugars but to really not be noticed. Well rounded and flavor is bountiful.
Medium body with light carbonation, maybe a bit more. The mouth can feel creamy at times, adding a nice level of added complexity.
Porters are up there in terms of styles I like and this beer is up there in terms of one of the best I have had. Sometimes one is not enough. Do yourself a favor and get this beer. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy