thorongil2 (923) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of soy sauce, roast, simple but pleasant roasty flavour; competent porter
beardedbarber (5) - - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Roasted caramel, toasted bread taste. Very dark pour with a thin tan head. Alcohol and Coffee nose
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of flat cola, chocolate toast, cocoa, toasted grain and toasted old coffee grounds. Lighter medium body. Tad bit watery.
nimbleprop (3918) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a watery, translucent mahogany brown with a quickly fading ring of tan head. Looks like flat Coke. Nose is reasonably nice, licorice, roasted grains, coffee grounds, brown sugar. Flavor is OK, mild brown sugar, licorice cola, some milk chocolate toast. Flavors are decent, but the flavor and finish are very watery.
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice caramels and that welcome porter bite, all this porter lacks is a little more depth on the palate.
The Lebanese brewers responsible for this beverage should be proud. This brew has room to grow but is a tasty malty example of the variety.
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ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. A one-finger head of light mocha shading is formed, fading to a thin film rapidly. Not much lacing is left on the glass.
S: There’s a bit of dry chocolate on the nose, backed by very mild hopping, some fruity esters (even a hint of tartness), and some toffee. The aroma is a bit plain, but far from bad.
T: The start is quite fruity, before developing a chocolaty middle and vaguely mineral-esque finish. It’s easy drinking nature offsets its simplicity somewhat.
M: It’s a bit thin, and perhaps even watery. The empty finish is very disappointing, though it has a positive effect of creating fantastic drinkability.
O: Not a bad attempt at a porter - however, it still needs some work. Making it a bit more flavorful would be a great start, but I at least enjoy how drinkable it is.
RobertDale (2631) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle from my beer-of-the-month club. Pours almost black with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Pretty good.
Jrwhitney6 (201) - - JUN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Nose of some coffee. Taste of some coffee and chocolate, and some bitterness on the finish. A little watery, and not great balance - an average porter.
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redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate malts on the nose. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, the body is a bit thin but over all its pretty good. Cool story of how they got started too.
jkwood04 (2949) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in an English pint. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate and smoky notes, plus a hint of bitter malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent porter.