matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, 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.
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a big foamy two and half fingers of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt.
The taste starts out with chocolate sweetness, then turns to a sour middle and finish.
The texture is crisp.
I’m not sure if it’s supposed to have the sour flavor, but it shouldn’t.
SlimHabib (402) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Light to medium body. Salty with a tiny bitter finish.
dayth (23) - - OCT 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Neutral, easy drinking dry porter with low bitterness, coffee and chocolate malt notes and creamy mouthfeel. Slightly woodpulp bready aftertaste. 22 oz bottle.
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany, medium tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is tart, fecal, funky, infected. Flavor is medium tart, roasted malts and fecal hints, cardboard. Not as bad as I feared from the smell, but pretty unfortunate. Watery texture, light body.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight astringency. Kinda watery for the ABV. Not much chocolate flavor going on. Average.
dpkerns (1) - - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites lazy dog restaurant has it on tap. Bevmo carries it year round.
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"two problems with this beer (the second may be a brewery wide issue)...the lack of chocolate in this chocolate porter, and an astringency that just does not work in the style. otherwise, it could have been a nice, roasty, medium bodied porter, but those two issues with the aroma and the flavor just kinda ruined it for me. not impressed with bayhawk so far..."
BillKismet (3811) - 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 (505) - 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 (9296) - 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.