anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and light lactose sourness. Flavor of roasted malt, slight cherry sourness, almonds, and coffee with a bitter finish.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Dark naroon color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is burnt coffee and sweet caramel.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, strong espresso, some chocolate, roast, faint anise. Light-medium body, light crispness.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate, some acidic. Taste is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate/coffee, some acidic hops. Full body. OK carbonation. Nicely done, not my style.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with a significant tan head. Interesting aromas of coffee, nuts, dark toasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is a tad sour, with chocolate, coffee and dark malt. Finish is rather dry and has a very slight sour note. Rich and tasty porter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Washington’s Porter
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
dark brown, frothy beige head, drippy lace,
rich dark chocolate aroma,
lots of rich chocolate flavor, dry and dark, light lasting bitterness,
a bit too dry for me
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Very dark ale with a big, frothy-creamy, tan head. Incredible retention. The nose is a churning eddy of milk chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar with distinct, accentuating notes of buttery diacetyl and black cherries... maybe a hint of oxidation. Lots of chocolate and light roast coffee in the flavor with more than medium, but less than heavy, bitterness... they’re not bashful with the hops. Mild acidity. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, tongue-numbing (like a local anesthetic), bitter finish. Props to kmweaver for providing this bottle as a "bonus beer" in a recent trade!
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light vanilla, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla with a nice coffee bitter finish. I do have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Very nice...