bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle... poured light copperish brown with medium tan head. This didn’t start off well. The aroma... I can tell there’s a chocolate aroma way back there, but I was more overwhelmed by the smell of ortting leftovers in the fridge. This aroma was terrible. Flavor wasn’t anything special either... a bit roasty with more pronounced bitterness. But it was quite watery. Not much body to this, and not much to be excited about. I didn’t enjoy this.
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Doubletree Portland. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Fairly roasty on the tongue but not a ton on the nose. Finished with a slight bitterness. Solid for style but not spectacular.
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bigben873 (212) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bitter as a typical porter, but it is dark as any porter and tastes like a ’typical’ porter,
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours basically black with a decent sized khaki head that settles to a thick fine-bubbled ring and film and leaves some walls and spots of lace. Nose involves some mild dark chocolate notes, whiffs of woody and floral hops, cream and sugar. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Lighter bodied, active, a bit oily and slick, finishing somewhat dry with woody, earthy hops.
tfontana (715) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, but slight methane/port-o-potty smell when returning the nose to the glass. Appearance is dark brown with finger width light brown head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is more bitter coffee and cigarette ash than sweet dark fruits and caramel. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and bitter ash finish. Overall, something slightly off in the aroma and a bit more ash flavor than I’d care for. Lives up to its name.
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown cola body with thin tan lasting head. Nose is chocolate, malts, caramel, roasty. Taste is similar of malts and dark chocolate. Nice hoppy and vanilla flavors. Very subdued. Nice beer.
mikexc3 (1) - - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Upon attempting to pour this beer, there was no way to do so without it foaming up like a bomb had gone off. Thinking i had shaken them perhaps on the ride home from the store I tried a 2nd one the next day, same problem. The beer has a metallic smell and taste, I think I got a coffee flavored bottle of cheap malt liquor here. Major ripoff for such a foul taste and bad experience. How did this brewery let this pass? Something way wrong here.
Palidor19 (3165) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice mellow porter that has substance but lacks the overall enthusiasm that makes this beef exceptional. Toasty nutty malt with a clean head and easy tasting . A session beer with restrictions.
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BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In Coal Porter, there is nothing wildly thrilling happening, just a damned solid Porter. Matching perfectly are the nose and flavour, although simple. Bold notes of strong, black coffee pierce through the more subdued chocolate intimations. The body feels somewhat thin but still with a nice slickness, slightly coating the tongue with the malt’s roasty bitterness. Leaving no lacing behind or even a head to speak of, this is an enjoyable if forgettable example.
rjplumer (1007) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma. Coal black body with a tan half inch head that stays quite some time. Roasted malt taste. Has a dry and smooth character.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown to black with a light beige. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is the same with a hint of dark chocolate.