Rustyham (1821) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown to black color, semi-translucent. Aroma of brown sugar and sun-dried tomatoes. Flavor is sun-dried tomato and pizza, but very subdued and drinkable. Interesting brown to say the least. Bottle from Barrios at the PreLabor Day Beer Tasting.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours is brown with light tan head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, chocolate, hint of licorice, Similar taste, but more bready. A bit thin compared to the aroma. Guess I’ve had too many imperials tonight to give this its due credit.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with some nice lacing. Very mild on the palate. Could totally drink this with some meat pizza. Lighter in body than I would have expected from the nose. Not such a bad thing though. It was pretty easy drinking. Tobacco, chocolate, and coffee. Mocha dessert.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma of tobacco and sun dried tomatoes. Lighter side of medium bodied with a slight watery texture. Flavor is similar to the aroma. I taste sun dried tomatoes and tobacco. Weird. I well..fuck it. Somewhat different for a porter.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fading beige head with a chocolate brown body. Aroma is toasted malt and milk cocoa. Mild, subdued roasted and cocoa notes. Finish is thin and needing. A tobacco note.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown body with lasting tan head. Chocolate and then some coffee notes in the aroma. Roasted notes also come through in the taste, medium body, good carbonation and nice lacing. Quite a nice porter.
gam (3819) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biege coloured head very dark porter red brown tinge aroma coffee vanilla mild chocolate milky flavour the malty tastes are mildly dry chocolate caramel has a rich touch cocoa smooth coffee finish decent malt flavours dry bitter aftertaste not bad
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark woody pour, nice head, lots of lace. Creamy coffee aroma. Smokey, with a bitter coffee and a hint of smoke. Some nice dark chocolate flavors, nice carb. A bit of CO2 tartness at the end. Tasty brew, but not spectacular.
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at The Bayou
Appearance: Pours almost black with a nice tan head, leaving nice lacing in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and nutty
Taste: Roasted malts, nutty and chocolate
944play (389) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz in mug. Deep chestnut with medium, lasting buff head. Nose is ginseng, licorice, vanilla, slight metallic. Flavor is a bit dull; some roast, light caramel, and herb. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick but finish is resinous. Meh. I feel like I really want a porter to be either gentle and sessionable or a palate-busting, tongue-scraping flavor bomb. This does neither, it’s just kinda... beer.