daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A unique porter. Dark, dark brown, but light does pass through it. A nice tan head that lasts for a bit. Aroma is hops and more hops. Flavor is hoppy and a tad bitter. Strong coffee flavors are present as well...if you like dark beers and hops then this is the beer for you.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours a dark orange/brown body with a creamy tan/brown head. Piney bitterness in the nose along with some dark malts. Flavor has a piney bitterness element followed a fairly robust chocolate malty body. A good hoppiness and dark malty flavor on the finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark brown body with a big brown and creamy head. Dark Chocolate malts in the nose that are dominated by an intense piney hopiness. Flavor begins with a piney hoppiness followed by the typical characteristics of a porters- creamy, smooth, dark malty body. Very interesting version that’s quite unique.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Richmond, VA. Pours a deep black color with a creamy, frothy brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, roasted malts and nutty notes. Taste is chocolate, leafy, bitter hops, fruity notes, roasted malts, nuts and a bit of a dusty note. Medium bodied.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a light brown head and a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Coffee ground taste with a cream mouthfeel.
3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Beautiful deep brown with a tan head atop. Roasty coffee smells, with a spicy, alcoholic aroma as well. Taste is just about perfect for a nice porter: nice even hop flavor with good roastiness (huh?). Good amount of carbonation, with an overall fullness on the tongue.
GT2 (7691) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. A deep, black ruby pour yields no head of significance and no lace. Pepper and spice in the nose along with molasses. Taste is olive, cardboard, pepper, chalk. Iron and heavy metals come through. Dominant character is cardboard. I have here in my notes: "Tastes like Wal-Mart receipts soaked in cigarette water." Typical Avery mess.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/ruby with a big, cream, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, fruit, and a roasty, somewhat rauchy finish. Medium in palate and fairly dense and bold. To me, this is an awesome porter...certainly a repeat buy, and a top 25er.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown colour. Berry fruit and burnt malt in the aroma. Roast malt again in the flavour, with chocolate hints. There’s some hop presence and a sour edge on the finish. Rather nice. Bottled, at the Brickskeller, with BuckNaked and Argo0.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First rating
(Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!)
Black color, tan head. Sweet chocoalte and some chicken food scent. Chocoalte, grainy and a bit vinous scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and chocolate scent. Some cinnamon also. Sweet, hoppy, malty, dry, roasted, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry bitterness.