Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very brown but quite black. Tan head fades rather quickly. Very smokey aroma, with coffee and chocolate as well. I also notice some licorice undertones. Taste is rich. Still very smoky with mostly coffee. Chocolate is underneath. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Aftertaste is smoky as anticipated. As I usually enjoy efforts like this one, I was happy to drink this.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep burnt black umber color with a two finger mocha colored foam... rich deep aromas of burnt chocolate, old campfire, roasted malts and coffee. On the palate its rich and agressive as well with deep dark notes that balance each other nicely... touches of sweet chocolate fall into a dark coffee smokey finish that is kissed with a fresh bitterness to linger....leather, grass.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
S: Coffee beans, light presence of dark chocolate - pretty toasty
A: Pours thin for the color, black. Foamy washed out mocha head - 1.5 finger.
T: Roasted coffee beens and less of bitter chocolate, caramel malts in the background
P: Medium with active carbonation - gets better when it warms
O: Pretty average stout, but very drinkable
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head. Aroma is a little smokey roast coffee. Taste is upfront smoke and bitter coffee. Some slight sweet chocolate. A very nice beer that would go well with a steak in the winter.
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HoppyAlesToYou (154) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the aroma. A beautiful brown head held steady for a few minutes atop the deep brown ale. Its taste is a hint of sweetness followed by medium bitterness, but not too bitter to upset the balance. Well bodied for an English Porter, the texture is slick, carbonation is average, and finish is long. London Porter is well done, and worth a try if you can find it.
brian_c_welch (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma is OK with hints of leather, chocolate, toffee and cocoa. Appearance is a black mahogany with about a finger head that dissipated with a quickness.
Tastes like chewing tobacco; was bummed I wasted money on such a sub-par offering.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is sasparilla brown topped with a root beer float head. Smoky nose, some soot and roasty smoked malt and black patent accents. Sweet smoked meet flavors, beef jerky, molasses and moderately salty body. Definitely not in the same vein of "London-styled porter" as Fullers.
Scrapersnbeer (1380) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Celebrate the 4th with barbeque...beer. Even better, this style is stolen wholesale from the English. Heavy smoke aroma like brown sugar poured on oak briquettes. Thick motor oil feel, and looks it too. Tastes like soy and molasses marinade, only with some hops. Aftertaste is a bit much. This one is good, but not in quantity. Is it just me or are American porters tending towards smoked beers.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not Good at All. Yuck! Vanilla Java Porter by atwater is where it is at.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Arnie! Delicious soy sauce and sweet barbeque sauce, finishes strong and quite alcoholic.