McGarnigle (532) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. This is a nice enough porter, nothing great. Dark with moderate roast levels. This isn’t an American-style hoppy porter, which is fine with me. But it could use a bit more malt richness.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBOTMC. Pours black to brown with a beige head, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, caramel, flavor is slightly sour with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, medium Bodied, a bit bitter
Livendadream (77) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours very dark brown with a reddish hue. Creamy tan head that lingers for a while leaving good lace on glass. Smells of roasted grains, fresh coffee,faint smoke and chocolate. Tastes of sweet caramel malt, semi-sweet chocolate ,espresso,some earthy hops and a light smoke-ash flavor. Light to medium body,smooth creamy texture,tingling carbonation, nice dry finish. Well balanced porter, not to thick and heavy, very easy to consume. It is a little on the light side but I like this take on a porter. A very nice easy to drink "session"beer packed with ample flavors.
metalhead0043 (126) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, a little coffee as well but mostly subdued. Taste is mostly coffee and roasted malts but a slight vanilla and smoke. Average palate all around, but slightly higher carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good porter. It could be a little thicker, but not bad for what it is.
A_Vermonter (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special about this porter. Average palate and appearance, slightly above average aroma and taste. Would stick again, but not my first choice.
BlowOffTube (335) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and taste with some roasted flavors coming through. Light body light carbonation smooth mouth feel. Very good porter.
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very enjoyable porter. Another awesome beer from Bells.
DSG (4921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Pleasant roasty aroma with coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Nice roasty flavor, bittersweet, with some coffee and a bitterish finish, slightly burnt and ashy. Medium-bodied. Nice.
ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with ruby highlights and a light mocha color head. Aroma rich with bitter-chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel, and a little smoke. Taste roasty with bitter-chocolate and espresso notes. Palate fairly full and chocolaty
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark near black pour with a khaki head. Aroma has great notes of smokines, malts, and chocolate. tatse is layered with notes of toffee, cocoa, coffee, and a smokey finish. Great porter !