SanfordBrewer (1449) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
opaque black with a short-lived tan head. full body but not creamy or silky. medium carbonation.
aroma: kahlua, astringent acidic roast malt, cola.
taste: kahlua, vanilla, harsh woody coffee, leafy hop bitterness, and sour minerality.
very one-note. lacks depth and complexity and subtlety.
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of tderoeck. Thx! 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Great label. Blackish appearance, mocha head. Nose is heavy roast, very rich on chocolate, sweet mocha, coffee, light espresso, light vanilla,… Taste is bitter & sweet roast, lots of sweet chocolate, so much chocolate, thick vanilla with sweet coffee, chunk of mocha, brownie, caramel, brown sugar, cappuccino,… Thick and creamy. Utterly delicious, easily the best Porter I have ever head, ace beer.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porters don’t get much better than this. Bourbon, vanilla, a bit of smoke. Great stuff. (Had it on hand pump)
tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bomber. Dark dark brown pour, small head. Vanilla, coffee, alcohol presence. Damn, this is good.
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Delicious way to lead into the home stretch of an epic tasting session. I regret missing its brief appearance on tap at a local craft beer bar a few months back but doubt it could be too much better than the bottled version I just enjoyed.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - AUG 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you can still call this a porter, its the best porter ive ever had. Wow, really nice flavors going on here. Vanilla and espresso are dominant, but there are strong elements of cinnamon, cocoa powder, nutmeg, and orange chocolate. Coats the throat but never too heavy. Totally worth seeking out, Only negative is the vanilla is so strong it turns ever so slightly bitter/sour...
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 vintage. This didn’t age very well. Pours black with thin tan head. Flavor of roast with a flavor that I can’t place. I can definitely tell its old.
Ed5388 (2961) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber thanks to Cleg via local for local swap chapter 4. Pours a jet black color with a creamy thin dark tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is rich espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, and again a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste.
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Chocolate malty piece of heaven. As good as a porter gets.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
brown, nearly black, medium brown head with moderate retention and a lot of lacing. coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol. medium sweet, medium-heavy bitter. full body, thick and creamy feel, soft carb, warm. dessert-y without being cloyingly sweet