kramer (3874) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via zug4abby. Pours a very dark brown with a little mahogany in the edges under a creamy two finger light brown head. Nice lacing with no sediment in bottle. Chocolate malt dominates the aroma with touches of caramel, light hoppiness, roast, and light coffee. Flavor is chocolate malt, moderate bitterness, and a dry chalky finish. A little coffee in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Kind of chalky in texture on the finish. Overall, an average Porter. Drinkable, but nothing outstanding.
nuplastikk (3275) - 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 (1001) - 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 (1005) - 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 (583) - 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 (101) - 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 (4) - 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 (1557) - 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.
junon (310) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of faint chocolate and oats. Flavour is of mild bitterness with a tiny hint of citrus. Kind of poor finish though.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body and a good lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. . The flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt mildly vinous toasted malt dark malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.