milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really a good porter. Little in the way of roasted aroma, or coffee, or even chocolate. Flavor is similarly flat, with nothing to note. Oh yeah...no vanilla really present.
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle bought for $1.67 from lexington. pours a very thin pure black with ugly yeast specks everywhere, like a shake. super not viscous at all. at first i liked the aroma a lot, it was super coffee/vanilla. about halfway through now, it’s still reasonably good but pretty fake. it’s mostly vanilla, with the obvious side of chocolate. pretty fake, again. i just washed my keyboard. shit types so much faster and cleaner now. this is how shit was meant to be. beer tastes fucking awful. like infected awful, but not that bad. lousy awful. um, let’s look for adjectives suggested by ratebeer: light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, salty, vinegar, vinegar, vinegar, no paper napkin actually. great. cello cello cello cello cello cello cello cello
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours just like a soda the brew is light in body with a foamy and light head that disappears in short order. on the palate again like a soda i can say that i did enjoy the flavor of vanilla and coffee as they both seem genuine and balanced. touch of something of an earthy or root nature just barely perhaps vegetable. it is different and demonstrative. no alcohol to taste but good beer buzz i just dont know exactly why but i like it!
Ron (3471) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured very dark brown with very minimal head. Aroma was coffee, vanilla, and hot chocolate. Tasted as expected too, coffee with a touch of vanilla and the hops were not very noticeable. The body was a bit light which was nice.
thornecb (5370) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Sour coffee aromas. Crisp sour vanilla and coffee from front to back. Nasty. Drain pour.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aroma is stale, a bit vegetative. Appears dark brown with a bubbly off-white head. Horrible flavor of red peppers in a porter. No sweet or roasty character at all. Light palate. Disgusting. I hope this was a bad bottle.
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective Porter tasting at Dogbricks on 12/4/08. Pours an opaque medium brown with a thin head. Dank aroma that is malty and a bit tart. Flavor is equally tart with some pepper and a mild roast finish. Not sure what they were going for here, but it gets a WTF from me.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Goodbar beer club. Nose is a big vanilla and chocolate hit, some burnt malt, rum ball, cocoa krispie. Flavor is large vanilla and chocolate hit - like a slightly milkier Rogue Chocolate Stout.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pretty light brown for a porter, with a small tan head that fades rather quickly. The nose is very odd, resembling a bean burrito, or refried beans. The roastiness in this beer comes across as a chipotle smokiness. The flavour is slight improvement, but only if you really like Mexican food. I will stop here as I pour this filth down the drain.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma dominated by cocoa and powdered chocolate. Taste of cocoa powder, chocolate and vanilla roasted beans.