DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Bottled. So I’m sitting here at home after driving around with the wife and kid and her sisters and their kids to the museum, with my car in the shop, and not finding out until late in the evening that they have to keep it another day because the spark plug that they stripped the threads putting in wrong two years ago would have to be worked out carefully, and it was too late to get a loaner so I could go to work tomorrow, and I say to myself, "Self," I say, "You need to settle down with a nice porter. What’s in the fridge?"
Well, this, for one. Pours out a nice deep brown body and a thin brown head. Good smell of chocolate malts. More chicory than coffee. Just a touch of astringency that almost pushes it into stout territory. Roasty and slightly smoky. Nice warming alcohol, despite being a mere 6%. Just the thing to lift my mood, and a great beer to have as part of Bell’s regular lineup, available in finer stores in the Chicago area, too.
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at B Side. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of light licorice, chocolate, caramel, roast. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, roast, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid porter.
GIJOE (802) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with a thick tan head. Nose is dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Taste is mildly sweet. Full bodied with a silky texture. Average carbonation. Nice Porter.
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Nisse666 (4799) - 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 (65) - - 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 (4251) - 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 (3971) - 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 (1164) - 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 (412) - 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.