degbert (1343) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a very reddish brown with a fine-grained, creamy, tan head. Extremely mild nose has elements of coffee, Worcestershire sauce, and soy. Somewhat sweet on the tongue, with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker notes; nicely balanced, with a good smokiness to it. Finish is long and well integrated. Incongruous nose belies the pretty decent porter beneath it.
bubbleflubber (1978) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours the deepest mahogany–prune into the glass with an initial frothy tan head that diminishes to trace lacing and a spotty cap. The nose is of grainy caramel-filled chocolates. Roasted notes, chocolates, nuts and slightly burnt grains in the mouth, finishing with a curt nuttiness. Semi-sweet and toasty, this has a medium body, lightly active carbonation and does down the palate substantially, without being too heavy in the mouth. Decent brew that feels much more like a complex brown than a porter. Just missing some essential style characteristics that a decent brown covers. All-in-all, quaffable and easy-drinking. Not a bad brew.
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dfinney23 (2235) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with a thick pale head. Chocolate and coffee with a bit of nuttiness. Very nice.
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz. can at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a clear brown with a beige head. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, and slightly nutty. Average carbonation, medium body. Standard fare porter, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing
RedSox2004 (1421) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown with a smallish tan head and modest lace. Aromas of dark malts and notes of coffee and earth. Flavors follow with chocolate malts, dark fruit, milky sweetness and coffee beans. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a lingering milk chocolate in the finish.
floydslip (246) - Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer with a thick foamy root beer head. Rather faint nose of cream soda, vanilla, and brown sugar without the deep roasted aromas usually found in this style. The flavor is also light, but a bit richer than the aroma, with some milk chocolate, toffee, and chai finished with a slight bitterness. Really light bodied and flavored for a porter, but pleasant enough.
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts and notes of coffee and slight earthiness. The flavor is dark malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a mix of tart and acidic in the finish.
Jrwhitney6 (365) - - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with a whitish head. Nose is roasted malt. Taste has a nutty quality to it - almost a cross between a brown ale and a porter. Also had the roasted malts, a touch of chocolate. Pretty light and easy to drink for a porter.
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kevinator (1309) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Above-average porter. No real aroma. Nice dark brown color but I think the feel was too light and watery. Good bold roasted and earthy flavor, which saved it.
KPD (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark Amber/brown, medium head. Aroma is big roasted malt sweetness. Big mouthfeel rich beer. Flavor is malt sweetness, with roasted dark cocoa/coffee . Nice porter.