Sikash (175) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured form a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice dark color with a light tan head that lasts a decent while. Heavy aroma of sweet chocolate with an undertone of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is initially a nice balance of chocolate and coffee that is not that bitter. It develops into a bitter roasted malt that is still smooth on the backend. Mouthfeel is full but not too carbonated. This is a solid beer that I would easily buy again. Not too heavy, well balanced, something I could easily drink a few pints of.
BillWyce (539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured cola brown with a 1-finger mocha-colored head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with a touch of citrus underneath. Body was medium-to-full, with a grainy note in the finish. Chocolatey taste lightened by a note of citrus. Burnt coffee note at the back.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In honor of ... the Marlins’ black uniform tops? Nose is sweet, inky, dark roast. Pours deep brown-black with a jiggly tan head. Taste very sweet, dark (black) roast with a little tar, very watery body but a coating and creamy feel, dash of mocha and even mild licorice. Minimal hopping but there is a sense of balance. Light bitterness underneath, but lots of rich chocolate. If it were weaker I’d call it sessionable, but as it stands, somewhat insignificant; tooth-fuzzing sweetness reminiscent of industrial German Schwarzbiere.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on Nitro. Opaque brown black body, Thin, patchy beige head. Deep and rich, this is a really balanced, excellent Porter. Big roasty chocolate tone, but also a nice hop balance. Rich, woderfully executed. Phenomenal, World Class.
boozedude (1009) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into glass...black pour with kacki head...chocolate fruit aroma..taste is some coco and malts..some metallic an the backend
kaser (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22 oz. medium head. Heavy palette. Good coffee and chocolate flavor. Would have again
Yorker (587) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and grapefruity hops. Flavour is roasted malt and chocolate – with a smooth finish. Very drinkable.
Welley_Alves (102) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excelente Porter da Ballast Point. Coloração escura, encimada por espuma toffee de media formacao. Aroma característico de cafe e chocolate, com leve amargor. Na boca, corpo médio, com notas de cafe, chocolate, amargor médio. Ótimo balanço de malte. Final seco, com notas de cafe e chocolate. Ótima breja!
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StevieT (8) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it! Smooth, dark, rich taste. Wish I had bought more of them. A new favourite to have with a roast dinner.
QuezXLV (372) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty and roasted taste. A but earthy in the aroma. Not sure if this has to do with this being expired but its thinner on the palate than I would expect for a porter.
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changeup45 (1560) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep brown color with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head on top. The aroma is rather chocolaty; ash, toasty malt, and very light dark fruity notes mix in. The body is creamy but a shade on the thin side. The flavor shows bitter dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, roasty-ashy malt, some sweet mocha, and dry bitter hops. The finished product is a touch sweet, but there’s enough bitterness and roast to counter most that. This isn’t great but it is a very solid, well-rounded, Porter. No complaints.