Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is dark brown.
moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate),
lightly hoppy (grapefruit),
with a light note of vanilla.
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, lots of coffee, hints of dark cocoa, dark fruits, and some caramel comes through as well. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, into slightly sweet dark fruits, finishing fairly coffee forward, slightly roasted.
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Tacoma Waterfront location. Clear, but nearly opaque, brownish black dense creamy head. Smells roasty and a little chocolatey. Creamy body. Light roast and chocolate mid-palate; super drinkable.
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Indianapolis Ram. Chocolate and coffee notes, but like they’re mixed with water. Good flavor, just not enough of it.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler thanks to the angrypirate, black with ruby highlights, good thick foam that rapidly receded, coffee and caramel aromas, flavors of coffee, ashey sweet malt
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Ram N’Gate. Deep brown color/ tan head. Rich dark roasty, chocolatey aromas. medium body. Decent flavors is a dark roasted malt bitterness, with mildly sweet chocolate.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had in Dallas @ Humperdinks as the Humperdinks brand .. . Medium dark brown, very light foam .. no lacing .. . low smell of tart burnt molasses .. . thin, and only lightly roasty .. . Disorder is right... . Then came the rocks -- jagged rocks, hitting me with their jags.
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a disapating coffee head and coffee aroma. The flavor is very subtle ... choco-coffee flavor that's not too strong. Good "JV" porter.
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown-black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt but not as strong or intense as some of the better porters. Flavor is roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to light, a little more watery than I like in a porter.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like dark muddy pond water. Smells of roast, light smoke, chocolate, and earth. Tastes of roast, light smoke, chocolate, and earth. All with a moderate bitter finish. A decent porter.