dextermorgan (97) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good coffee, chocolate, and nut flavors. Creamy texture without being too heavy. One of their better offerings.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from SJ. A decent porter. Nothing new here, but it does follow the tradition of good roast, chocolate, coffee and nut flavors that I’ve learned to enjoy in my porters.
jkwood04 (4767) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little smokiness, and some bitter and floral hops. Flavor about the same, pretty good for a porter. Average texture. A good porter.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick and velvetty looking beer as it pours.
Rich brown looking quite like a brown stout(you heard it here first). Small unassuming head fading fast to just a color about the glass. Some lacing on the glass too.
Rich roasted malt aromas with some coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Smells good.
A rich and smooth beer with a rich roasted malt taste. Espresso and dark chocolates mingle with the malts well giving good tasting layer affect. The ending finds a semi dry bitter and slightly gritty finish.
Good drinking beer but I thought the beer drank a bit thin and washed out, lacks something to hold on to.
BillKismet (3501) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool colored body, some cola-like carbonation and an adequate enough head. Mildly roasty with a chocolate underpinning, not much hoping, but still feels balanced. The body likewise is balanced with a simple roastiness with thin tendrils of smoke and a shallow layer of chocolate. Altogether sessionable.
stangger (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium brown pour, no carbonation. aroma is off-putting... Skunky yeast, some roasted malt. Thin, watery subtle smokiness, roasted malt, some bitterness. I think this is old. The unfilled expiration date gives no hint, but it only goes up to 2010... Not a good sign. Could be decent if it were fresh.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very good, extremely easy to drink porter. Sometimes porters can be a little tough on the palate, either overly carbonated, a little too roasty like black coffee, and no hop balance, but this is the exact opposite. so smooth, not thick but not thin, nice roasty malt flavor with just a hint of hoppiness at the end. really good.
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with an off white head. Aroma its dark chocolate, roasty and a hint of charcoal smoke. Taste is sweet with smokey muted bitters. Light and thin mouthfeel.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and coffee scents are present but not profound. Taste is malt balanced with a little bitterness from hops. Consistency is too thin and soft. Bottled, probably much better on tap.
BroSpud (1853) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep dark brown with a slight tan head. Did not detect any coal but there were hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit on the thin side but overall not bad.