kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown. Almost black. Light.roasty aroma. Roasted malt taste with a little sweetness and quite a bit of bitterness. Strong bite for a porter.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Mild coffee nose. Dark brown with some ruby highlights and a thin circle of tan head. Mild, pleasant chocolatey initial / gets thin and sweeter in mid / finish is a similar mild sweetness with lingering chocolate. Medium-heavy body. Nice little porter, very light hopping and good balance.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Bend Brewing Co, Bend, 23/05/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is on the thin side, light roast, biscuit, dark toffee.
Taste comprises light roast, toffee, sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light roast finish.
Sub average - on the thin side all round, aroma, flavour and feel.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium thin and creamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and hops. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. light roasty malt aroma. Roasty flavor with light chocolate and light malt. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee and roast linger with caramel.
Zymurgeist2 (739) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep brown with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt. Some chocolate on the palate but a thin-medium mouthfeel led to a quick fall-off of the flavor.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bend Brewing Co. Rich chocolate and coffee flavor and aroma. Balanced and smooth. Another great beer from Bend.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark ruby color. Toasty and roasty malt in the aroma with some fruity yeast touches. Chocolate and toasty malt flavors. Sweet overall with low hops. Remains fairly drinkable though. Medium body and smooth texture.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and dark mahogany color. Aroma is roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty/molasses-dark malt, earthy hops-some acidic, some dark fruit-raisin.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel and coffee. Has a a roasted malty chocolate finish.