pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black IPA has toasted malts, balanced chocolate flavors and an interesting hop profile too
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a small light brown head. Aroma is of roast malt, sweet yet subtle. Flavor is quite roasty as well. Not bad at all.
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. Hmm… 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.
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. I’m 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. It’s definitely dry and "just strange" according to Jonathan.
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.
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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sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Bottle. Pours pitch black with a large head that dissipates quickly. Sweet dark roasty aroma with grassy hops, smells good.
Full bodied with a creamy rich mouth feel, carbonation is soft, some coffee and hop bitterness with a well rounded dark malt presence. Clean finish.