JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jjpm74. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. (Not sure why I bypassed the Olfabrikken tonight, but I figured it was time for a lighter porter). Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Flavor is roasty with some coffee and chocolate - thinner body, but very smooth. Nice porter.
Slipstream (1776) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty smooth and not very smoky for a porter. Very fine aroma of coffee, woodsmoke, and a dash of floral hops. Draymanís is medium-bodied and malty, with some chocolate notes, definitely not one of those grab-you-by-the-lapels kind of porters. An enjoyable brew, like most of BBCís releases.
Derek881 (855) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full wet black body with a deep brown hue and an average-sized foamy dark tan head that had shorter retention and light cling with average lacing. Its aroma had a heavy roasted malt presence with toffee and chocolate-coffee blend, along with some oak, and touches of grainy and floral hops. It had a rich, roasty malt taste with light sweetness and a mild bitterness, featuring tones of chocolate and coffee, and some lighter grainy, earthy, and oak tones. The beer had a filling mouthfeel which was fairly thick, and a slightly creamy and dry body with lower carbonation and life.
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at craft ale house. Pours reddish brown with minimal head. The aroma Is roasty with light coffee. The taste is bitter coffee with a dry finish. Medium body.
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a medium sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, herbal hops with tart fruits at the edges. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, herbal and earthy hops with light tart fruit notes. I wonder how old this was since the tart fruits seemed out of place.
Vince55 (2) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the flavor. Smooth with a chocolate taste. Full bodied. Easy to drink. Heavy but not thick.
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drewcnelson (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this at the Bennington Co-Op. Pours dark with minimal head. Really drinkable! Malty and earthy. Straight forward porter that actually tastes like a porter and not a light stout. Drink this!
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market, Darien, CT. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, floral hops and a bit of chocolate. The taste is chocolate, green apple, roasted malts, nutty notes and mild hops. Medium bodied, quite drinkable.
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 30, 2011 with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. My bomber. Clear opaque reddish/brown with a smallish tan creamy/frothy head. Fruity and herbal aroma, some alcohol, a bit sour actually - only medium roast, although itís nice and biscuity. Taste is mild, roast, less alcohol and sourness - a little thin. Weak carbonation and pretty forgettable.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Cask at Cask Republic in New Haven
Pours very dark, almost black with a very loose & small but very well retained head that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty with some berries & earthiness. The beer isnít overly coffee-esque but the roastiness certainly harkens to that tune.
The flavor is roasty in a coffee kind of way with a good level of bitterness all around, some dark chocolate and mild leafy hops. Not as fruit forward in flavor as it is in aroma, but thatís fine. This is a very straightforward and very delicious example of this style.
Hot Damn that is some fine porter.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle
Deep Brown color with ruby highlights. Solid two finger tan head with plenty of lacing.
Aroma was sweet and compelx. Plenty of roasted and chocolatey notes, as well as a linger nose of hops. The hops didnít give off a very unique nose but did a nice job of balancing out the malts.
Flavor was full of chocolate with enough bitterness from the hops to not have it feel over whelming. Fun to drink, but felt a little chewy going down. Sweetness is long lasting in the aftertaste and slowly dies down leaving a slight bitter taste in the end.
A nice complex porter that balance sweet and bitter very well.