eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in Salem. Poured a deep brown black, awesome lacing all the way down. The aroma was chocolate and coffee, only some faint roast. The flavor followed, somewhat on the sweet side of things, chocolate and coffee in the fore, looking for more roast and / or smoke in the background. Mouthfeel was on the flatter side of moderate carbonation, but certainly not detracting. A decent porter, that I would have just called a stout.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @Beer Works Canal Street
Dark ruby color, good beige head. Coffeish, a bit woody aroma. Medium-bodied. Coffeish, vegetables lurking around, woody and slightly berryish flavor. Quite nice.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Boston Beer Works. Pours clear brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, diacetyl, nuts and roast. Malty and slightly buttery flavor with chocolate before a roasty finish.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) medium brown, clearish, fine white head. Nose of watery chocolate, cream, capers and oyster. Taste of chocolate malt, bit roasty and cream, lightly bitter, fresh grain. Some flavors in this one that I donít love.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from backlog. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate malt, roast coffee, caramel and light chocolate. Medium body.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Hingham. This porter was really big in Smoke, almost over the edge. Fair head and nice lacing with dark fruits adding to a complex beer.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Canal Street location. Served in a 16 oz. English pint glass. I guess the color does resemble mud color water. Low carbonation and nearly no head. Mild roast and slight chocolate, after it warmed a bit. Underwhelming nose. Caramel malt paired with light roast. With a slight hop to add balance. The flavor really didnít get me excited. Something wasnít right with the hop bitterness. I still finished it but having the Oatmeal Stout right before this; it really made this brew seem weak in every aspect. I will not order again.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Canal Street. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight caramelish and toffee like. Dark roasted malty, light coffee notes. Bitter and roasted malt finish.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 4 oz pour as part of a 4 beer taster. Pour is an opaque brown ruby with a tan head that coats the glass nicely. Aroma is a nice gentle roastiness, along with a touch of pine hops. Clean. Taste is the nose, nice clean balance between the roast malt and pine hops. Simple, but nice and clean. Nice porter.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a big porter fan and this is a pretty dam good one. Dark color with a very slight red edge in my 12oz glass. Caramel aroma with a direct chocolate barley taste. Just right amount of carbonation. This is a good example of why I love porter.