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 (6829) - 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 (397) - 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 (5742) - 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 (2401) - 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 (2768) - 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 (897) - 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.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really quality porter. Packed full of great malts and subtle hopping. Pour deep dark brown. Drinks really nice with really full flavor. Excellent brew. The marts are really amazing and rich.