atlrizzob (185) - 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.
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. It’s definitely dry and "just strange" according to Jonathan.
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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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.
DCJack (181) - 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 don’t like most of Avery’s brews, but this is one I would buy again.
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.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. A dark brown, almost black, beer with frothy, light tan head. Aromas of mocha and hops.Carbonation tingles the tongue as it goes down. Medium to full bodied with soft, dry texture. Flavor Is sweet caramel and cocoa with toasty bitterness. Mmmm.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a decent tan head. Light, almost non-existent aroma. Perfectly balanced flavor of coffee, caramel with just a bit of hops. I was expecting much more hops to come though based on the description, but was pleased with the result. Palate is thin, but in accordance with the style. Overall a fantastic Porter. Will certainly come back for seconds.