BillKismet (3845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black-molasses with evanescent head. Sharp charcoal black patent burnt nose. Sharp roast flavor with light, burnt/smoky character and a hint of chocolate. A solid, roasty, lightly smoky porter that finishes moderately dry.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 21st Amendment, June 2007. Dark brown (almost black) with ruby edges and a thick, beige head that lasts forever. Great, roasty chocolately/coffee nose. Has somewhat of a sharp, roasty bitterness then notes of toffee, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with smooth, soft carbonation.
auto (163) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
giovanni porter. dark color coffee flavor. like every other porter ive had in my life. i mean its good but its not anything special or anything like that. ive had shiet like this my whole life.
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, 21st Amendment. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, cocoa), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Overhopped and otherwise raw/crude. Poor.
Nuffield (4080) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokey sausage of a porter. Dark brown, clinging head, garnet edges. Rich roasted note. Good finish with some intensity. Smooth. (on tap at brewpub)
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewery. Beer is nearly opaque, very dark warm brown with a small, off-white, frothy, mostly lasting head.<P>The aroma is malty with a heavy note of roasted grain, moderate coffee note; Moderate hop note of resin/pine.<P>The flavor is lightly/moderately sweet, moderately bitter, light/moderately acidic with a long light/moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic-feeling finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>IMO, nets out being all roasted grain and acidity.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at brew pub. Poured a dark brown with slight head. Taste was mild coffee and sweet chocolate. Very light mouthfeel, with a slight bitter finish.
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 21st Amendment poured a translucent brownish black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla . Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa with a lingering dry bitter finish.
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep roasted malt nose, dark opaque brown color, clingy biege head. Woody malt base with a roasted malt bitter. Fairly simple, but good. Like the balance on this one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Clear dark chestnut color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was dominated by coffee. Some sweetness and chocolate as well but hiding in the background. Thin roasted malt flavor. Sweet with continuation of coffee. Light body.