DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->poret stem. Deep brown with medium tan head. A: thin, with roasted malt, brown sugar, cocoa, burnt coffee. T: watery chocolate and coffee. Too watery.
chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste.
The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel.
Overall, a decent and enjoyable porter, although the particular combination of English hops and malts was not ideal.
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: Thereís 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. Itís easy drinking nature offsets its simplicity somewhat.
M: Itís 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.
thorongil2 (913) - , 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
Ron (2184) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. . Poured black with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma was some roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was of roasted malts chocolate and a tiny bit of vanilla. Thin body. Too easy to drink quickly. no reason to take my time.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Small beige head that mostly dissipates atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa/caramel, some roast, earthy. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
crossovert (5630) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin bodied, metallic flavors but nice cocoa and peat flavors, it isnít too bad.
nimbleprop (3852) - 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.
jtclockwork (6218) - , 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.
vanvenlo (1090) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slowbeer ontap (13-Sep-13) Very light roast malt aroma. Black red tinge colour, low head and suds lacing. Fruity simple light roast malt flavour. Light roast fruit finish and fruit sweet malt aftertaste.