5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Dark burnt caramel, thin sandy head, spotty lacing.   Pale roasted malt nose, slight sweet & sour aspect.   Seems like a little apple/pear skin, but also some light sour funk.   Roasty up front, but also
a little tartness too.   Very mild sweetness follows.   Not as sour/tart as the nose suggested, which is good.   Almost seems like a pale Schwarzbier as hops are very minor.   A bit of dark chocolate comes out at the
finish.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Decent Porter, a little lighter than most but nothing out of the ordinary.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2930-20100625] Sample. Boozy roasty tree bark aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roast sweet malt flavour has a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Nice, drinkable.
(@ NAOBF 2010, Portland, OR)
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06-25. Hazy dark brown-body with a small tan head. 3+ Interesting aroma, hints at roast but yeasty fruit dominates with a kiss of spice. Flavour is similarly quirky, interesting esters are weizenbock like at times (which I like), and a very light tart bite or sourness is also wheat like, light bitterness. Average palate. Could go either way depending on your mood I think. Today I liked it. On Tap at NAOBFestival, Portland.
BrewDad (4610) - Olympia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
North American Organic Brewers Festivalv2010 – Portland, OR
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Roasty malts and toffee like flavors. The brew came off light not a thick porter flavor. This was an average porter.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at saraveza in portland for nanobrewery festival. somewhat muted aroma but with a nice flavor