Ughsmash (7203) - 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 didnít take much away from the enjoyment. Tasty porter!
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - 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 Iíve ever had.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nut-brown with amber highlights and a foamy tan head that reduces to chunky flotsam. Aromas of chocolate, beef broth, clay. Dominant flavour is chocolate, with nuances of coffee, aniseed, breadcrust, pine. Has a hearty briney character. Finish is resinous and bitter. Loved it.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE: Deep brown pour. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is roasted coffee, cocoa/chocolate, with a little hop kick.
bb (7051) - 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.
mabel (7015) - 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
Hansen (6983) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Has a beige head, medium lasting, beige head. Aroma is sweet, burnt, caramel. Flavor is sweet too, coffee too. Syrup texture.
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours ruby/black, thin golden/off white head
Aroma is malty and chocolate, light scent of dark fruits and sweet, light notes of hops.
Taste, light roasted malts, some coffee / toffee. Light addition of hops that adds for an original mouthfeel coupled with some dark fruits.
Finish has a thin touch of caramel that ends smooth with bits of cocoa powder and hops..
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a very dark brown color with a half-inch thick tan head that sticks around. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoked wood, earthy hops, caramel, and toast. Bitter and earthy for the style, with nice sweetness to balance and a dry finish. Medium-bodied, smooth, and robust. Very nice porter.