AirForceHops (2994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. glass on Draft @ When Pigs Fly. Black color with thin beige head. Nose is light hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet, medium coffee bitterness. Light sugar. Medium body, light watery texture, low carbonation. Needs a bit more body. Ok overall, decent to try. Don’t need to seek it out again.
Beerenberger (1386) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chocolate, toasted malts, lactose and hints of fruit greet the nose. Pours a solid black with a thin none-lasting tan head and sparce lacing. The pallet is somewhat bitter. Roasted malts, chocolate, fruit. wood, and coffee grounds, with a biscuit/grain/bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a very good porter - rich in flavor and satisfaction. Will buy again.
gscratch (8) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I may be new to quality beer, but this was a treat. Home consumed draught in a howler. Poured clear dark amber brown, minimal head but lovely lacing. Hearty nose of coffee / caramel / chocolate, with a little breadyness. A little herb-iness perhaps. Strong flavour, only slight bitterness, but mouth filling creamy richness. Soft carbonation, but most certainly because this was a draft brought home. Unexpectedly, the palate was left surprisingly clean with little residual flavour.
Later, sipped while enjoying a light tiramisu cake, and I almost exploded from the experience. JOY!
jehoesefat (268) - Poway, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells yummy, caramel and chocolate. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. Tastes good, not very complex and a bit watery, sweet and chocolaty though.
AndySnow (2948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, some fruit. A bit watery and weak mouthfeel. Flavour of burned malt, caramel, hops.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown pour with a large off-white head. The aroma is fairly faint but I get a little roasted malt and some chocolate. The flavor is full of heavily roasted malt. milk chocolate and a bit of grass. There is a slight metallic note in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up at Bevmo in Vacaville
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and powdered chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and toffee
This was a decent porter
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Very dark brown with red highlights and a thin tan head.
Aroma: Mocha or perhaps kahula with a hint of molasses.
Flavor: Burnt toast, coffee
Palate: light to medium bodied with low cabonation.
Overall: Very clean flavors, smooth texture and a nice roasty finish.
mkel07 (3150) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
360ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Baird Brewing generally produce good beers and this porter is no exception. Black as the ace of spades with a big tan head. Aromas are okay but you have to work the nose hard to get the coffee and vanilla. Good flavour with a faint hint of sweetness in the background that just takes the edge off the mild bitterness.
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roast coffee and fruity hops. Almost black, looks very dense. Tastes of smokey chocolate and coffee. I feel like I always say this about porters’ taste, although this one has some more dark fruit elements than some, in the way I might expect a porter to taste if brewer by Huyghe or something. Thick and viscous though not overbearing. Brewed under Mount Fuji...cheers.