green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like hot caramel. Aroma is great. Pronounced roasted, malty, chocolate. Nice brown head, medium bubbles, with good lacing. HmmÖ this is pretty stout-like; mouthfeel is way to thick and creamy for a porter. On the other hand it does have the astringency of a good porter. This one is a chocolate and caramel on the front, nice bold bitterness rounded and softend by sweetness, leave a good long pleasant aftertaste.
atlrizzob (186) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown amber in colour with a creme head. Tastes strongly hopped with a smoothness in the finish with notes of chocolate and caramel. Tasted more like a black ipa but whatever, good beer regardless.
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown color with little head, kind of thin on the pour. Aroma: piney hops, chocolate, coffee, interesting mix. Taste: hoppy up front and on the finish, very slight coffee flavor. Mouthfeel: very thin for porter but slightly thicker than typical IPA. Overall: Tastes definitely more IPAish than Porterish. Iím a hophead so I really enjoy it.
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keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Pours dark red brown with a lacy tan head. The aroma consists of roastiness, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and a little ginger or pepper. The taste is moderately sweet and fairly bitter with a slight astringent mouth feel that lingers.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Has a very bitter taste and feel on the tongue. Itís definitely dry and "just strange" according to Jonathan.
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
weak palate, but sprprisingly refreshing porter.
a little smoky and dry, not as sweet as many, comparable to Yuengling Porter.
Porter is my favorite type of beer and I would consider this porter to be an excellent everyday brew.
I donít like most of Averyís brews, but this is one I would buy again.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque pour with short white head. Traces of deep purple through the light but sits black otherwise. Smells of sour milk, salty caramel, dark fruity malt, light coffee chocolate and hop. Mouth is alive. Tastes of mild roasty malt mingle nicely with bitter hop finish. Not huge but drinkable, easy going porter. Nice Avery brew, and worth a 6er.
jkbachman (181) - - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roasted malt aroma: chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut. Burnt coffee and chocolate flavor. Some lingering hop flavor: spicy, floral, and earthy. An interesting expression of a porter.
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BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt, bread and light coffee dominate the aroma. Lovely balance combined with the fact that I am a fan of dry, roasted and bitter finishes = A winner. A great porter indeed.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i actually really enjoyed this beer, one of the better porters i have had. will definitley try again.