matthewjk (902) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz-----> glass vessel - No...no, no! This thing is more off balance than an American teenager. Why am I only tasting spicy hops in a poter???? No damn sense, and it doesn’t work either. Initial aroma is enticing though. Black IPA, maybe, but this is certainly no porter.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown chocolate body, with foamy, rocky root beer float head. Easy roast, some lactose and sourness and a touch of wood in the bouquet. Again, the lactose and chocolate color with palate along with twinges of sourness and wood.
Koskela (287) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I get chocolate and sugar in this dark brown brew with an off white head of tiny bubbles. A very tart choc brew with a choc aftertaste. The flavor is so tart it affected my gag reflex. Complete opposite what I was thinkin for a choc porter. No sweetness it’s medium bodied. It’s a sour beer. No good. Bayhawk, don’t know if u had a bad batch but this needs to be fixed.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz. bottle from brokensail- thanks! I guess. Pours a deep brownish-amber with a finger of beige head that settles down quickly. The aroma is gross- leaves, chocolate and vanilla extract, sugar, and some vomit. Yuck. Flavor of toast, chocolate, dead leaves, earth, tea, and brown sugar. Light-bodied, with a dry, earthy flavor and low carbonation. The sickly sweet, bizarre aroma messes with this porter all the way through- not that the flavor was going to seriously redeem it. Terrible.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a bomber. Served chilled. A nice malty porter. Chocolate is light but enjoyable. Decent brew.
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
The aroma is somewhat sour (vinegar) accompanied with hints of chocolate and fruit. Pours a prune juice brown with no head or lacing. The taste is sour forward. Original Engish porters were on the sour side, but I’m not sure that is the intent here. While the sourness dominates the pallet, suggestions of chocolate and grain appear in the finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Overall, while I love sour beers, I was expecting more of a traditional porter taste with perhaps a hint of sourness. Sadly, here the tail wags the dog. (Thanks to Ken for brew.)
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Notes of chocolate, caramel, and muted orange citrus. Meh.
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
~chocolate and roasted malt aroma with tinny metallic and lactic sour.
~Pours black with quickly disappearing brown head.
~Coffee, chocolate, and roasty malty flavors with metallic tin and slight sour.
~medium bodied with high CO2, lasting tinny roast finish.
~Its drinkable. Way over carbonated straight out of the bottle. Not much dimension from the malts. Some caramel would be nice. Not sure what caused the tinny metallicness or the sour, but could do without those.
skmikeg (879) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown-black with a tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of stale roasted malts, some coco powder, and some espresso. Taste is lightly roasted malts, stale coffee, some light chocolate, and some light grassy hops. Has a medium body with a watery mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty mediocre porter that only really has one thing going for it, its appearance.
PorterPounder (5473) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hollywood, Ca - Barneys Beanery, on tap. Dark brown pour, off white head, nice lacing. Vanilla, chocolate and some earthy potting soil notes in the aroma. Flavor has some bittersweet chocolate note, black coffee, some potting soil. Mouthfeel is nice and chalky. Surprising pretty solid.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Color: Espresso/ Dark brown. Aroma: Coffee/ roasted. Flavor: Has a distinct coffee/ Espresso taste. The finish is a bit strange, almost tastes of copper, or metal. A bit on the watery side.