BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear black with a small, creamy tan head, low retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, burnt), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of tar and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of charcoal and leather. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a dry finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
alexanderj (3500) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Laramie. Impressive place for the town. Not a great version of the style and rather bland. Color was black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and oats. Flavor was ok, but just a bit mellow, with the above mentioned flavor components. Ok.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this to be a very typical porter. Chocolately with a light bit of roastiness. Milky creaminess and smooth on the palate. Finishes with a milky maltball kind of artificial flavor.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a creamy tan head and black color. Aroma is chocolate-dark malt, roasty. Taste is chocolate-dark malt, roasty. Medium body. Smooth. Mild carbonation. Usually not my taste, but could enjoy this one occasionally.
BrewSquid (45) - Plattsburg, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had better. I detected a slight medicinal (band-aid) flavor . . . sanitation problem. . . ?
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the greatest porter I have ever tried. Has a bit of a lactic sweetness, followed immediately by a sourness. Roasted and citric, with chocolate and overly roasted coffee flavors. Finishes thin and watery.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and deep, dark brown. Very sweet-smelling nose. Thinnish body with a light carbonation. Rather sweet, with big flavors of toffee and some chocolate. A little sourness as well. Overall, it had some nice flavors, but it was missing some elements I look for in a porter.
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Dark and clear brown. Light and sweet chocolate malts and coffee flavor, very bright. Somewhat
sour aroma of old milk and malts, but a pleasant flavor.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very light in color with lots of red, maroon and burgundy colors shining through the glass. heavy caramel taste, very sweet with mild piney hops through out. tingling feel