THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Pretty good Porter. I like the slight, black licorice aftertaste. Nice color.
Nisse666 (4787) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Frog cons 2015-05-11 Spring Hill
AR: milk chocolate bar, baking chocolate
AP: black body, fizzy/stouty sand brown head
F: fizzy, roasted malt, wee milk chocolate, tar, salt liqurice, rough beverage
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger tan head, dark brown color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: heavy chocolate, nutty, light roast, faint coffee notes. Palate: full body, creamy to lightly oily texture, softer carbonation. Taste: sweet chocolate and nuttiness with roasted coffee notes coming in, and finishing with nutty and vanilla. Overall, super smooth, very drinkable, high points for aroma and taste.
cutitoutdave (64) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light brown with thin tan head. Minimal aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of caramel and molasses. Medium body. Overall generic porter, nothing special.
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allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, toast, roasty, grass, earthy, amber, medium bitterness, light body, A nice smooth porter
bytemesis (4238) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, medium tan head, dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, hint of smoke, anise. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, rich and roasty, coffee, hint of acidity. Medium body, solid.
TimE (3955) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Hazelnut and milk chocolate dominate the nose. Malty mouth. Smooth and very drinkable. Slightly sweet.
dfearnley (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass
Caramel, soy, oil, dark chocolate, cherry, and red pepper. Dark brown, with a 1 cm frothy, long lasting head. Taste is dark chocolate, malt, vanilla, nuts, bready yeast and bitterness throughout.
sawbuck (410) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Bittersweet malt up front. Hints of coffee. Satin mouth feel and bitterness comes in on the finish with the best balance in a porter I’ve ever had.
smroush (113) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Some balance from the hop bitterness.
A moderate light tan head; very dark brown, nearly black color to the beer.
Taste is predominately bitter flavors; mild to perhaps moderate sweetness.
Fairly full bodied with a somewhat oily texture. Average carbonation. Finish is long and mostly roasted bitterness, but a touch of sweetness also.
Overall a quite good enjoyable Porter. Complex enough to be interesting, though not enough to make it world class.
cladinshadows (46) - USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky and savory aroma. Little bit of chocolate. Very dark with ruby/garnet highlights. Head retention is a bit lacking but otherwise tasty looking. Flavor is predictably dominated by coffee and chocolate. Pretty hoppy. Somewhat acidic. Mouthfeel is good but a slightly drying finish. Overall a very tasty porter. Glad to have it on the west coast.