jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, smallish beige-brown head. Big roasty, powdered cocoa aroma diminishes a bit after an initial rush. Mild metallic notes in the background. Flavour is a chalky coffee bean roast over malt. Tastes slightly diluted, body is thin by adequate. Chocolate comes out more in the flavour as it warms. Surprisingly quaffable but unexciting. Best I have had from Grants so far.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect Porter--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. 25 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0 ) Very Nice, well balanced rich Porter. Brews were good prior to single hopping.
Perfect Porter--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Clear thin dark brown black color. Light tan head. Rich lace. Mild chocolate floral hop front. Thin dry roasted chocolate malt body. Light sweet fruit hints. Light creaminess. Dry citrusy mild hop end. Light. Sampled 11/29/2001.
Grantís Perfect Porter--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Ballard Market Demo. Clear dark black color. Rich espresso lacy head. Roasted hoppy espresso front. Sweet roasted thick malty creamy chocolate fruit body with peated smoky hint. Balanced tangy malt hop end. Sampled 10/27/2002.
Bert Grantís Perfect Porter--2002-B 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. 25 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0 ) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear dark black red color. Light mild lace head. Roasted cocoa floral hop front. Tangy dry sweet roasted mild coffee cocoa earthy biscuit body. Crusty smooth mild cocoa citrus hop end. Tasty. Sampled 9/16/2003.
Bert Grantís Perfect Porter--2003 22 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Light tan lacy head. Clear dark black color. Floral chocolate mild smoky peat hop front. Sweet chocolate roasted smooth creamy light earthy biscuit body. Tangy sweet citrus hop dry end. Rich flavor. Light. Sampled 9/7/2003.
Bert Grantís Perfect Porter--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 3.75% ABV. 25 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection July, 2004. Tight lacy espresso head. Shiny dense jet black color. Roasted mild chocolate espresso hoppy front. Rich malty crusty earthy dry roasted cocoa peat mild fruit body. Dry mild hop end. Sampled 8/18/2004.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great beer from one of my favorite (now sadly defunct) breweries. Black pour with nice size head. Little carbonation. Very crisp and smooth chocolate, burnt malt and bready taste and nose. Dry finish. Rated 4/1/03
italarican (1148) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purely from memory. Pours a medium dark brown. Tastes of roasted malts, cocoa, and perhaps smoked almonds. Slightly thin but a smooth palate. Nostalgia may be talking here, but the name just about suits it.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium-deep garnety brown with a short, well-formed cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter (and somewhat degraded) caramel and chocolate notes with faint smoke and herbal accents. The flavor held up remarkably well with roasted semi-sweet chocolate initially, followed by a full dose of coffee and smoked woody notes.. tasty, complex, and intriguing, which is impressive considering the low gravity and age. A tad shy of medium-bodied on the palate and very, very dry.. grainy smoked wood sticks to the edges and there was a nice moderate level of roast throughout. This was a lovely beer that I wish was still available.
4xDamage (1) - USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer during the summer of 2001 while on vacation in St. George, Florida. I was drinking a lot of Rolling Rock and Guinness at the time. When I had this, it was the most perfect drink I had ever consumed - rich body with the definite aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Where, oh where did my Perfect Porter go?
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer on 6/14/1999. Color is a deep black with good carbonation and a nice head. Aroma is rich with the scent of darkly roasted malt. Taste is deeply roasted and lightly bitter. It starts off with a rich medium body that goes down with a robust roasted flavor. The finish is a deeply roasted malt flavor backed with a good strong bitterness. Overall itís a very good, well rounded and richly roasted Porter.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
black, whispy head, sweet chocolate toffie aroma, strong and flavorfull, smokey, chocolate, nutty, coffee-like roasted, just a bitter of bitter finish from the roasted malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the best there ever was. I sure do miss it. chocolate, a bit smoky. wonderful malty flavor. Lightly sweet, great finish. Heaven in a glass
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 First tried this beer at Jax in Downtown Orlando, and later found it at Whole Foods. Sorry to say that both Jax and GPP have gone by the wayside. Coffee, chocolate, smoke, and dark roasted malt shined. Very complex and layered. Enjoyed a good dozen of these over time and each one revealed something different. An excellent Porter....one of my all-time favorites. Please bring it back!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish dark brown colour with a weak head. Light aroma of chocolate, coffe and light smoke. Weak and watery flavour of little chocolate and ends up quite dry.