jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body. Nice raisniy fruity aroma. Vinuouse body a nice sweet falvour with the tiniest bit of roastiness. This is a very nice porter.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as Fuller’s but still a great Porter. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thick light brown head. Thin, spidery lacing throughout. The aroma is roasty with hops and cocoa. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. The finish is roasty and lightly hopped and lasting. I liked this one.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful rich dark black color with a thick pillowy tan head that leaves a heavy lace as it subsides. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a touch of western hops. Good thick body is filled with different malts, providing flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Finishes dry and mildly hoppy. Very smooth and balanced, this is a good porter.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful deep mahogany pour with a thick and creamy caramel head... delicate lacing followed it down. Aroma was fairly large... sticky caramel, chocolate, and a bit of pine. Dry hopping left an almost sour bitter feel surrounding the mouth. Chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel are smooth across the middle and pick up bitterness for the finish. Mouthfeel was a tad light, but that didn’t take much away from the enjoyment. Tasty porter!
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dryish porter. Black pour. Nose and taste is smooth chocolate, malt, cereal and dough. Rated 4/9/03
Fin (6934) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Orsted cafe/bar, Kobenhaven 13-09-08 Don’t recall who shared this one, probably Ian (Harrisoni) but thanks to whoever. Poured dark, dark brown with nice chocolate and hops. This is smooth enjoyable and moreish, notes are getting less and less as the evening wears on.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light cocoa head. Roasty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Big roasty coffee flavor with a bit of hops. Medium bodied. Lingering roast and chocolate. Roastier than I expected.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured XX dark with nice mocha colored head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, burnt black patent, and a hint of hops. Flavor has superb balance (in my mind) of chocolate malts, burnt black patent malts and sweet caramel malt flavor. The sweet caramel is what makes it for me. The sweetness is just enough to play against the dryer chocolate and much dryer black patent malts. Hops are just noticeable. Left with a balanced aftertaste. Best Porter I’ve ever had.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown and opaque with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, citrus and some roastiness. Tastes of chocolate with some orangey elements and decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick. Finish is spicy and yields some more hoppiness. The dry hopping did the nose well, but some of the hops they used in this interfere with the malt backbone that defines a good porter.
Skinnyviking (6298) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Head almost non-existant. Very dark red brown almost black body. Lowely smooth and pleasant coffee cocoa caramel aroma. Flavor mild and round cofrfee cocoa. Maybe the beer I had just before this was just too much more spicy and hoppy. Normally I would consider the Avery beers to be hoppy as well. This one seemed not to be. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.