mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4641-20120809] 12floz bottle. Nutty roasted coffee malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy light mocha head. Roasted coffee bean dust malt continues in the flavour. Full body. Interesting, nice overall balance. (7/3+/7/4/14) 3.5
umich03jm (910) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a near black color with a small foamy head that lingers and never completely goes away. Aroma is very nice, roasted malt, chocolate, and sweet cream with hints of dark fruit, bacon, caramel, burnt wood, and smoke. Taste is really good too. Slightly sweet and very little bitterness. Starts with chocolate and cream at first, roasted malt and caramel take over in the middle. Finish has a huge burnt wood and bacon taste. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Really nice complexity and itís delicious too. One of the best porters Iíve had.
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours black with no light coming through. There is a small tan head that quickly dissipates to a film. The aroma has a lot of coffee and some chocolate. The taste has the same with a big bitter hop kick on the finish. Solid.
Thisis12ptfont (627) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong nuts, molasses, oats and earthy hops come through on the aroma. Deep, blackish purple in color with nice lacing against the glass. Heavy molasses, chocolate and raisins upfront with an intense earthy hop background. Some cocoa, wood and oak notes are subtle in the back of the palate. Overall, this is a fantastic brew with heavy molasses and earthy overtones. Great balance and full body. Iíd give this an A rating.
PhillyCraft (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with massive beige head and thick, creamy lacing. Aroma and taste of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and faint piney grapefruit hops. This porter was thick and creamy, def a fuller body. Slightly hoppy finish with a roasted grain finish. Pretty solid.
mikemccarthy (87) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an inky black with a thin, tan head that stays. Surprisingly floral aroma for the style - not the expected, roasted nose. More effervescent than the usual porter, with a hopper palette as well. Blurring the line a bit between this style and a black IPA. Interesting.
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ben4321 (2995) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle, 8/13/12
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, chocolate, and some citrus hops
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a small beige head and some spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is roasty and malty, fairly un-sweet for the style, and light-medium bitter
Palate: Medium bodied, thought it feels a hint thin, it drinks nicely with a soft carbonation and a lightly dry finish
I like this one, I do, but it doesnít totally work for me. It feels a touch thin, and it just lacks a bit in depth. Still though, those are small qualms, overall, this is a solid one. I wonder if it is a bit old, the hops were fairly subtle, Iíd like to re-rate at a later date from a fresher bottle to be sure...
ghawener (1374) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dry hopping does magic to this beer, the floral, bitterness adds a completely new layer without losing the porten goodness. Food Pairing: Chocolate Fondue.
60minuteman (432) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee bean, malt, chocolate, and hops. Itís a dark brown color with small tan head. It has a really clean coffee/chocolate taste with a good hop backbone. The hops are well balanced in this porter.
jkwood04 (2291) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 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, chocolate, some smokiness, and some floral and bitter hops. Flavor about the same, with a lot of hops on the finish for a porter. Average texture. A pretty good porter.