johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with decent head. not enough malt character. This porter is overwhelmed by hops. I had to mix one with a London Fullers Porter to level out the hops.
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with slight red glinting when held to the light. Has a small off-white head.Nice flavor-coffee, a little chocolate, smoke, and a woody oak taste. The dry hopping adds a nice hop kick at the end, something that’s uncommon in porters. Really good.
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blah. Muddy medium poor. Light bitter, hoppy taste. Very forgettable porter.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle dark amber color aroma of some licorice, raisins and vanilla. Taste of some medicine. This one is not for me.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate taste a bit too strong for my taste, and the dry hopped finish took me off guard. I have not been the biggest fan of Avery, but I need to try this again.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle into pint glass. Pours a thick dark brown with a thick tan head that does not diminish. Aromas of butter, camp-fire and roasted malts. Flavor is of coffee beans and caramel with a slight hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and thick. Proud to say this is my first dry-hopped porter. I’ll be sure to look for more in the near future.
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first there wasn’t much to it and i was disappointed. The aroma was very faint with only a slight hoppiness. I let it sit for a few minutes to warm up, took another wiff and again, just a few faint hops and now some sweet malts. First sip and then Bam! its bursting with hops, caramel, toffee, and roasted malts and out sneaks a bouquet of aromas from left field. Very dry and bitter on the finish yet deep down in the back of your throat is a nice sweet maltiness. Another sniff and I smell chocolate licorice. Damn this is good. Be careful at 6.7% ABV.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells fresh, light and hoppy. Looks dark black with cream color head. Tastes very clean, hoppy, but with a thick cream edge. Med. bodied. Pretty good but not amazing.
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a lareg tan head. Aroma of hops, flavor of malt and hops. Definitely the hoppiest porter I’ve ever had. My rating is for originality, not for a traditional-style porter.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some maltyness, smoke,tar and licorice, dark brown with light brown head, light bitterness, watery and fizzy palate, some spirity taste