jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, raisins, plums, figs anda bunch of toffee - more sweetness than anything else. Rich Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty and toasty malt flavours with a big nut and earthy finish and a mild sweetness from toffee and caramelised sugars. Aftertaste shows some earthiness, a lot of walnut and pecans and a touch of coffee and bitterness at the end. Overall, a nice porter with some solid flavours and a nice profile that leans more earthy and deep than roasty and bitter. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Corner Store (Bait and Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida on 30-December-2013 for US$3.29 sampled in my hotel room here in Clearwater, Florida on 02-January-2013.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass. Interesting nose for a porter; it’s almost entirely citrus hops. Very little roasted malt aromas typical in a porter. Dark brownish-black with a light cream head. More typical porter in flavor, where the roasted malts come through. Chocolate flavor and mouthfeel, with a bit of coffee grounds. This rings as more of a brown ale to me, especially with the hop-forward approach. Still, it’s better than I’d expected.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #796 - December 2, 2013 - Beer 2 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Bottle, 5%. Opaque dark pour with a bubbly tan foam. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, mild citrusy zest, mild smoke. Medium-heavy carbonation, medium bodied. Taste is quite complex, a fresh hoppy zest dries out the smoky, chocolate espressoey malt character of a very bubbly porter. Interesting.
klaing (282) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with minimal head. Very sweet but soon followed by burnt cereal. Then the hops hit, and it becomes unbalanced. Dry finish. Still it's a porter, a porter can do no wrong.
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rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Nose of hops and chocolate. Taste followed with nice balance of roast, citrus, and dark chocolate. Medium body.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Burnt malt aroma with some citrusy hops. Body is smooth and kind of creamy. Roasted flavours with a noticeable hop presence through the finish. Good.
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a nice dark colour and pours with a normal head of reasonably thick foam. The smell and taste was chocolatey with some of the hops coming through in the smell. The dark malt taste was not overpowering and I really appreciated the taste of this beer. You could feel the beer over the entire palate and there were hints of smoke - although I only started to detect this after reading the bottle where it hinted that the beer was trying for this, so it could have been a placebo effect.
I rate this beer fairly high and would look for this as a porter on any pub’s menu.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 2! Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head leaving bits of lace on the glass. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, rich maltiness, coffee, and toffee. Flavour is cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, mild bitterness, light smoke, mild dark fruit esters and a dry finish. Much better day 2 beer.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Day 2 CBAC. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and a small soapy light brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of chocolate, light sweet vanilla, cocoa, light smoke and latte. Taste roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, raisins and a bit of smokiness. Finishes dry and ashy like a porter should with a medium carbonation.
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown brew with a thin tan coloured head a a few spots of lacing. Cocoa and roasted malt nose. Taste has dark chocolate malt, caramel and some citrus hops. Finishes with chocolate and big roasted malts. Nice lingering bitterness, lots of cocoa and roast lingering. Lightish body and soft carbonation level. Well done porter.