zizzybalubba (1564) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of floral hops and faint roasted malt. Taste is better; smoky malt, bitter chocolate, a hint of coffee. Light and sessionalbe for a porter but really not bad at all.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a black with a thin khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of milk chocolate, a little coffee, and some malt.
taste is smooth and creamy, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and some malt, ends smooth and a little dry.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anderson Valley Brewing Company--Deep Enders Dark Porter--1997 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Porter--Clear deep black cherry red color. Rich roasted astringent cherry front and body develops hints of chocolate but roast dominates. Thin mouthfeel. Develops hop spiciness at end and finishes dry. Sampled 4/12/1999.
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa, secondary citrus. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, some earthy hops. Mild carbonation.
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Refreshing porter. Nicely sweet but not too heavy. Nice carbonation bite adds to mouth-feel. I really enjoyed this one.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, hops, coffee and a faint smoky note. Taste is bitter hops, chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee in the finish. Smooth, creamy, medium bodied. Tasty beer.
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark pour, medium head.
Medium body... chocolate, coffee, and near-bread-like malt notes. Piney hops. Major pine and dark chocolate... "chocolate-covered-pine-needles," if those exist, would be similar to this in a few ways.
Very nice. Will buy again once located.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Malty chocoalte, some coco and nutty chocolate tones. Some light minerals and mildly roast y bitter hoppiness. Thin quaffable porter.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep coffee brown with a creamy beige head with some spotty lacing. Nose is dominated by roasted malt and ground coffee. Very roasty on the palate with good carbonation. A decent porter.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head that recedes to a small ring and a light filmy island. Nose is mostly dry and chocolatey with a bit of ash. Palate is fluffy and smooth, with a light residue on the tongue. Flavors are mostly chocolate with a bit of tobacco and some ash. Finishes with a very light bitterness.