ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
SSSteve (3972) - - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. brown mud pour small head. tons of yeast in bottom of bottle. milk chocolate aroma with roasted notes. sweet flavor of milk chocolate, toast, nuts, toffee. full creamy body. tastes ok, but not a nice beer to look at.
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of smoked malt, and dark cocoa. Pours a great looking dark brown with a medium lasting, thick creamy head with some lacing. Taste of malt, smoke, slightly sweet with hints of coffee. Weak body, slightly watery with a short lasting smoky malt finish.
TEJA (1744) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by omhper, thanks.
Short brown head. Dark red-brown color.
Big soy aroma. Sweet taste and tiny maltiness.
nasmith003 (164) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light nutty aroma, mahogany color, minimal white head. Balanced malt and hops with roasted malt undertones. Finishes fairly clean and quick.
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Black in color with a tan head. Ashy, cigarette aroma. Some roasted malts, sweet toffee, and maybe a touch of coffee. Flavor is just really burnt and watery. Sort of acidic, too. Slight malt sweetness with notes of toffee and caramel. A bit papery on the finish.
weihenweizen (2268) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel, chocolate, and some nuts.
douglas88 (7354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a light brown color, maybe some darker elements, a medium white head. The overall flavor is more of a caramel, toffee, light toasted malt beer. Not much to dislike or love. Cheers to brewing in Lebanon.
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out cardboardy notes, along with light toasted malt and oxidation. Flavour is pretty much identical. Not very pleasant at all. Oxidized and cardboardy. Drain pour.
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Very poor appearance (it looks like coke) for a highly carbonated ale mysteriously called "a porter". Sweet caramel taste, and a disgusting nail polisher taste. Nothing else.
Darkmagus82 (2034) - - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy head of a cream colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big a roasted malt with lots of sweeter smells of chocolate, molasses and caramel. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a bit of vanilla and a hint of a bready smell which overall create a very brownie like aroma to the brew. Quite delicious.
Taste – The taste is a bit differentiated from what one may expect from the nose. It does start out with a decent showing of a roasted malt taste, but unlike the nose would suggest, the taste is much drier then would be expected. There is a little bit of a caramel and molasses flavor upfront, which fade a bit as the taste advances, but which are replaced by some chocolate flavors. A little bit of a vanilla and some light grain and hay come at the very end, leaving one with a somewhat drier, but not too dry, dark cake-like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. A thicker body and slightly lower carbonation would have likely been better as they would have accentuated the dark and roasted flavors much nicer.
Overall – A decent, not overly sweet porter. Not a bad one to try, but nothing too outstanding either.