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
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
ehhh, didnt like this one too much. heard some good stuff but, didnt live up to the hype. aroma is very nice. roasty and smokey with subtle hints of cocoa and coffee. tastes like a very bitter chocolate bar that was carefully placed in a pine tree in the woods for a year. aka bitter and way piney. also didnt taste the caramel and maltiness like in most other reviews of this beer. to each his own i suppose, not for me though.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark, clear amber has a really smooth, full bitterness. It starts very hoppy, but then virtually dies in my mouth. In between is a really refreshing moment. I'd say this porter has an amazing palate, but falls a little short on flavor. Still...recommended.
mfrato (104) - - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Hoppy and roasted malts. Very good beer that hides its somewhat high abv very well.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark in color with a nice brown head. Wow great nose,that of soft roasted grain and light hop. Taste is great! Very layered first you get a nice dark malt, followed with a slight caramel taste,and finally hops. Full bodied and one of the better porters i’ve ever had.