pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Alameda Brewhouse. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some grassy hops. Taste is roasted malt and dark chocolate with some citrus hops. Taste is just a little too bitter on the finish, yet nice overall.
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.1% ABV, 39IBU
Very smoky with lots of molasses, hints of juniper added a nice touch. Hadn’t tried anything like it before.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight smokiness with roasted malt. Black and opaque appearance with a taupe foam. Smoke and roased woodiness quickly give way to an acidic finish. Oily and slick body. A decent porter if you are a fan of the style.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with clingy tan head. Coffee aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavors of coffee and mild chocolate. Juniper? Nice smooth toast malt. Finishes coffee bitter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Irvington Porter
Date: September 21, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, black malt bitterness, light caramel sweetness pulls it back
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Colour... nearly black with no head. Nose... cola, mint, hops and lightly roasted malt. Palate... moderately frothy, coffee, bitter around the edges, slightly musty and tangy.
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their brewhouse... Poured black with a thin, light brown head. Toasted, cocoa cereal grains on the nose. Thick, foamy, well carbonated palate. Smoked malts, creamy caramel sweetness, and a earthy, soy quality -- maybe somehow from the juniper. A dark coffee and hop bitterness in the finish.
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee and hops in the aftertaste.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure if this is the place for this rating. I think they’ve taken the juniper out.
Poured black with thin fast dissipating beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. More chocolate in the flavour, with coffee and caramel notes. Lingering flinish, coffee and hop. A very worthy porter
tomatohead (3) - , Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this beer in one of its early forms when I visited Portland. When I ordered it and the waitress asked me if I wanted it "regular or from the nitrous tap" I thought to myself, "I am coming back to this place." When I tasted it, I wanted to cry. I know the current version isn’t exactly the same, but I just don’t care. I do not go to Portland without eating at the Alameda Brewhouse.
I even bought a T-shirt last time I was there (because I’m nerdy like that) and was wearing it downtown in Seattle a couple weeks later. A guy on the street says to me, "you from Portland?" I say no. "Good beer though, isn’t it?" he says. Ahhhh, the power of beer.