gam (3909) - 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 (6972) - 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 (398) - 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, itís just kinda... beer.
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Coffee and light chocolate aroma. Roasted malt and light chocolate flavor. A tad thin and watery but very drinkable.
Slipstream (2442) - USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Funky but fine yeasty coffee aroma. Roasty flavor with coffee and grassy hop notes that develop nicely on the palate. A touch of Coca-Cola in there too. A very good porter.
baraciisch (2823) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted and coffee notes... A lot more smokey than a lot of porters Iíve had, not a bad offering, but Iíve brewed better porters... Anderson Valley makes much better hoppy beers
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
solid black, thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roast chocolate malt, mild citrus. Taste is milky sweet with some sweet citrus and very little burnt/coffee bitterness on the finish. Medium body, thin creamy texture, soft carbonation.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark chocolate/chestnut brown color with amber edges when held to a light source and a frothy 1.5 finger tan head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Deep roasty aroma with hints of chocolate malt, roasted coffee bean, toffee, caramel, hazelnut and toast.
Overly carbonated up front, biting the tongue followed by a slightly roasty, creamy chocolate malt center and a bitter earthy dry finish. Hints of roasted coffee, toffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate and dry earthy hops. Kind of sweet mid palate with a dry bitter finish.
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown ruby-tinged ale with a fluffy tan head. This is a traditional English style porter, so itís not a stout calling itself a porter. Bitter chocolate and cream with a little charred malt sourness at the finish. Nice porter that goes well with food.