saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the brewery. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice, some lactose, caramel and hops. Dry finish.
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours dark brown with a medium thin beige head that diminishes slowly to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Light to medium body with a sweet roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, caramel and mild coffee. The finish is sweet and malty with a lightly bitter coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Big TIme. Dark but not very dark with a small off white head. Smell is roasty. Taste is semi-sweet. Not as rich or robust as some porters, but very smooth and drinkable. Big fan.
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep brown almost black with a cream head. nose is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. smooth on the palate, big coffee flavor, backed by roast, and chocolate.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly standard porter nose, roast light chocolate some earth hop notes. Pours dark brown tan head really nice sheets of lace. Roasts flavors light coffee notes earthy bitterness amd a light hint of chocolatey sweetness. Mostly dry and robust. Smooth with nice drinkability.
blutt59 (6230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, pours a deep amber brown with a small tan head Aroma of coffee and roast, flavor of watery caramel, coffee
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, on the Celebrity Infinity as part of beer cruise. 9/10/11. Ok aroma, sweet. chocolate, roast malt, little dairy, little vineous. Blackish brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Tasty enough, flavor was the best part. kind of a qiuet aroma. rich chocolate/coffee type flavor, very easy to drink.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.
Wombata (485) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma: Not so aromatic. Perhaps served a bit cold.
Flavor: Strong black licorice, well-integrated grassy hop and dark chocolate.
Comment: I love the licorice flavor and how well the hop and malt flavors come together. Good carbonation that is tingly on the tongue. Takes full advantage of the porter’s potential to be very flavorful without being overly heavy. The bartender mentioned that it was the current staff favorite and I can see being happy with multiple refills.
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a thick beer. Chocolaty and a bit of coffee. It’s quite chewy and a bit sweet. Sample size is perfect for me.