vyvvy (4386) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma has porter roast/toast with some light chocolate. It has a medium / light body with semi-soft carbonation. The taste has semi-dry roast and some berry aspect. The finish gets drier and is cocoa heavy. Decent porter.
Theydon_Bois (10518) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the taproom, 11/11/14.
Light black with thin tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is treacle toffee, roast malt, light chocolate.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, leather, cocoa rub, tobacco.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy tones.
Ok simple porter.
pdx77 (1461) - 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 (11784) - 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 (10884) - 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 (1273) - 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 (4184) - 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 (18138) - 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.