2112Drink (2) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced, not too roasted, robust but smooth. Very good. Favorite standard Porter thus far.
Hophaze (77) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown. Almost black with a light brown head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts. Very drinkable!
bmerz (468) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A roasty and bitter porter but otherwise solid though unremarkable. Fairly will balanced and lively.
mintzmeet (57) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter. Not a great porter. Complex. Astringent. Nothing else to say. Get something else
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle dated 3/23/12 so decently fresh. Dark black, brown head. Smells like grainy malts, eh, boring. Taste is slightly malty but I really thought this was a letdown. It was not a bad beer it was just sort of boring and I love porters. I would probably give this one more shot because I know Bells makes great beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-26-2012 18:04:41
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, grain, toast, flavors are the same, med body and carbonation, easy to drink, very enjoyable
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Dark mahogony brown approaching light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Roast malts, chocolate, barley, hints of nut and leather on the nose.
Tastes of roast malts, touch of coffee, toffee, a little choclate.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, roast finish.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->stem glass. Deep brown with little head. Aroma is strong with coffee and malt. Taste is bitter chocolate and malt. Would prefer a more substantial mouthfeel, a little less carbonation. That said, this is a very enjoyable porter.
Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is just a classic style porter. Not too heavy in the mouth like a stout, but enough of the wonderful bitter coffee notes and roasted malts that I love. Good stuff.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep brown colour, close to black, with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, mild roasted notes, some slight toffee, liquorice and mild ashes as well. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, mild coffee, toffee and some ashes along with slight ripe fruity sweetness.