Black Earth Porter - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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Reviews by cretemixer:
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Plain brown bottle, no label, "Port" written on cap in magic marker. I was told the brewers from Great Dane had stopped in at my local brewer and dropped these off for them to sample and a couple made their way into my possesion. A quick email to Great Dane confirmed this as their Black Earth Porter.
Appears pitch black in the glass with a dense, caramel colored head. A solid lace is left in its wake.
The aroma is nutty with a creamy, lactic quality. Deep roasted coffee beans and toasted biscuit notes too.
Creamed coffee taste with a solid bitter chocolate character. There's an alcohol warmth that comes across mid-glass. Finishes a bit dry with a lingering hop bitterness.
A well done porter with a medium body and soft carbonation. I hope this bottling experiment pays off and becomes part of their lineup. Worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2004 13:04:38 | More by cretemixer
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4.31/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had this at the Grumpy Troll in Fitchburg today. A friend recommended this. It was jet black and was served at almost room temperature (they know what they're doing). It had a white head that retained for 5 minutes or so. My spouse reported that I had a "mustache."
I smelled both coffee and some dark chocolate. I believe no coffee is added to this but this almost surprises me considering that I think the coffee overpowers the chocolate.
Taste wise, it's excellent. It had that rich creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to drink. Tasted roasted malt plus more dark chocolate. In a way, it's a relaxing beer to drink, not overwhelming.
Be sure to order this!
Serving type: on-tap
05-12-2013 03:27:12 | More by Benish
Black Earth Porter from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
90 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.