ACHops (1332) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from beer of the month club. Pours dark with a quickly dissipating head. Malt and oak on the aroma. Rich dark chocolate and coffee taste with strong hop backbone. All in balance. This is from Williamsburg?!?! Kind of reminds me of a baltic porter. Super tasty, and not just on a cold night.
Brewbie (476) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pours thick dark black, thin tan head. soft chocolate aroma, thick taste, milk chocolate, malts, some sweetness
BiddleBrau (1154) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A near black beer with nice tan head. Cocoa malt nose. Nice creamy palate, first some chocolate then finishes roasty. Sweetness balances roastiness. My type of porter.
drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark pour. Carbonation fades. Chocolate upfront. Some roast. Medium body. Decent.
ChadPolenz (1677) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 BJCP Category: 20A American Porter
AROMA: Dark malt, some milk chocolate, dark fruity esters. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque black proper, no highlights. Small tan head evaporates quickly. /3
FLAVOR: Mostly standard porter palette. Some dark malt; cola-like taste. Lightly sweet. Faint roasted malt. No fruit flavor. Slight metallic tang. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body. Mouthfeel is noticeably thin. Clean finish. 2/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Most likely this is an old bottle as it has all the makings of a traditional porter, just in restrained quantities. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 29/50
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.
3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention was poor though I admit that the glass went through the dishwasher (against my will).
3.75 S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet overall, but not overly so. Quite nice.
3.5 T: Tastes good, but not quite as good as the nose. Roasty with chocolate again, but a lot less sweet than the nose suggests. Mild hop bitterness with a touch of earthy flavor. Caramel and a hint of molasses.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and super smooth.
3.5 D: Solid beer overall.
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Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of cocoa powder and licorice with some dank notes. Slightly bitter roast finish.
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from the brewery; deep, dark brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with mild coffee and chocolate notes; too sweet in my opinion
rondphoto (3984) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Opaque black/brown color, long-lasting 1" brown head, sheets of lace. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate, maybe a little coffee & sugar. Taste is toasted malt that adds carbonation and clear hops on the swallow. Some malt hangs around to the end, but it is mostly the hops’ show. A good basic porter, but not exceptional.
Maverick34 (2956) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from bottle. Brownish with big sl fluffy head. Malts and toffee make it chewy. Pretty decent.
PorterPounder (7244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yorktown, Va - Yorktown Pub - 12 oz bottle. Dark, oily brown pour, thin but persistent khaki colored head, a touch of lacing. Aroma has a hint of creosote, some nutty notes, a touch of chocolate. Flavor has a strong roasty presence with some bittersweet chocolate notes, a touch of black coffee, some earthy topsoil. Mouthfeel has a bit of chalkiness that I like in porters, but just a tad thin. Not bad.