Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color, great notes of chocolate, toffe, expresso, very drinkable, great creamy mouthfeel
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.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark redish brown with a thin tan head. Rich aroma; candy, dark fruit, alcohol. Nice smoked flavor with a strong hint of BACON! What more do you need to say? Excellent beer.
SturmWulf (65) - USA - JUL 31, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice strong aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee.Poured a dark brown/ black with a thick creamy tan head that very slowly receded into a nice creamy cap. Left lots of lacing. Tastes of roated malt, milk chocolate, coffee and burnt malt. The malt was robust, the chocolate sweet, the coffee bitter and the burnt malt was softly smoky.
Body was medium, texture was sticky, carbonation was very soft, a dry very slightly bitter finish. This is a very good Porter!!! I will definitely buy again. The coffee bitterness was bit too much, but the other flavors were excellent and it has a excellent finish. I will definitely buy again! Another fantastic brew by Arcadia! Served in a Pint.
SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I must admit, I only bought this because it had Winston Churchill on the bottle. And the strong aroma and the strong porter taste just wasnít for me. If your into porters, this may be for you, but iím not, so...
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance The beer poured a cloudy orange with hints of amber, like a jar of marmalade. I poured it carefully, but you can get plenty of lingering head if you ask for it.
Aroma The smell is sweet and malty, like a mixture of fresh mown hay and light corn syrup. The aromas are very earthy, but still sweet.
FlavorThere are a number of different flavors that come though. Grains, honey, citrus, white wine, and a light sourness. Itís quite fun to try and pick them all apart.
Palate The mouthfeel is exceptional. Very smooth, thin even carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. Absolutely perfect.
Overall This beer is simple at first glance, with increasing complexity that results in a wonderful elegance. Grab a few friends and enjoy this one.
A2kenCdaisyC (47) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dk brown with ruby hue a thin off white head and mild roasty aroma---flavor is smoky malt with slight choco-ashen tones--finish is a bit thin but flavorful
phillybass (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid London style porter. Good malt body with very heavy toasty malts. Bit much aroma or head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hunter112 (37) - Nanuet, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had it at X Restaurant (and Bully Boy Bar) in Congers, NY last night, and the earthiness of the wild mushroom bisque was a perfect complement to this wonderful dark beer.
Mibeersnob (28) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from 3-12-2010 beer rating: The aroma was rich, strong smell of alcohol and hint of smoke. Dark color, with clean appearance. Poured well with good head. Clean, crisp taste with nothing lingering. Very good drinking beer.