Jow (2496) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a bottle from stagshead since i had tried everything on tap and wasnt ready to leave yet. pours flat black. nose of chocolate and resin. tastes kinda like coal but that could be subliminal. u get chocolate, earth, cola, figs, raisins, and chalk. slightly slick but decent enough
TATE (342) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Just realizing that I haven’t rated this before. This is one of my favorite porters. It pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet from the chocolate malt. Flavor is nutty with a lot of bitterness coming from the malts giving a coffee like taste. Very good porter.
snoworsummer (2959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque mahogany brown with a foamy tan head. Tastes like coffee, burnt toast, and malt. Smells like cocoa, marshmallows, and malt. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, figs, raisins, floral hops, and some spice. Flavor is bready malts, toast, floral hops, and dark fruit esters; bland finish. Medium body and carbonation.
johnnnniee (2696) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crystal clear dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a smallish tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, and hints of roasted coffee. Light earthy hop and an almost creamy sweet aroma comes through. The flavor is like coffee milk. Sweet roasty milk chocolate and caramel with hints of sweet cream. Little to no hop flavor. Medium body with a sweet silky mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Decent porter and certainly miles ahead of that "ipa". I enjoyed it and would have it again.
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate smell is noticable. Taste is dark roasted malts, barley, some chocolate and lemon
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home via trade. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roast, coffee, light vanilla, toffee, somewhat hoppy, caramelly, and bready aroma. Taste is also roasty, slightly chocolatey, somewhat muted vanilla, sweet malt., nutty, toffee, piney, and biscuit with a semi-toasted finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Not bad and definitely sessionable, but could really benefit from a little more body and more robust flavors.
Slipstream (2159) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Pony Bar. A really good malty, smoky porter. Good name too! It is nicely balanced, with a little astringency. The aroma grows nice as it warms.
Bulk_Carrier (2521) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a nice jet black in color with a nice frothy head. The smell had some cocoa, chocolate, and coffee tones to it with a decent amount of roast to it. The taste is pretty balanced with the noted smells. A good finish somewhat sweet and roasty. The palate was creamy and had a medium body to it. I would have this again.
r464 (1984) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with a tan head that overflowed and took forever to settle. Roasty malt, smooth throught the finish. Fuller than most porters.