robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear black with no head, and no lacing.
smell is of bourbon, cocoa, malt, and some coffee.
taste is sticky, chocolate, bourbon, and some coffee. ends smooth and thick.
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a dark brown color with some amber around the edges and a medium tan head that diminishes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a roasted malt and vanilla coffee character. Touches of chocolate as well. The finish is sweet with a vanilla cocoa aftertaste. Above average overall.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color, with a thick but low, tan head that does not stay around long. Aroma is relatively mild, but nice, consisting roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavor is somewhat subdued, though good, with roasted malt and cocoa. There is just enough complexity in this to keep in interesting to the end. Finishes with the flavors hanging on and a nice amount of bitterness. It is enjoyable, but maybe a bit on the mild side. Very easy to drink this one, however.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a tan fine bubbled head with good retention and some light lacing on a mahogany black body. Aroma is coffee, roast and boozy bourbon vanilla. There’s coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some smokiness in the finish. Flavor is a bit flat in spots. The body is medium full and very creamy. Not remarkable but a good beer.
ben4321 (5355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/13/12
Aroma: The nose is quite sweet and chocolaty, with some light roast, with a little vanilla and caramel
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes sweet, not as sweet as the nose, the roast comes out a bit more, and there’s a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a roasty feel to it, not too sticky, and an average carbonation
This is a pretty solid porter, though it is quite sweet. It is also quite drinkable and it has a pretty decent feel to it, but it isn’t a standout by any means.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Bev4Less in Santee. Pours an amber brown color with small head. Maybe I got an infected bottle, but nose is all booze. Flavor is booze/whiskey with some chocolate and coffee. Drain pour.
mjg74 (2944) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Windy City. Lightly roasted nose with a bit of milkiness. Roasted coffee flavored with some milk sugar and a hint of vanilla. This is a potent sweet dessert type of porter.
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; extremely short retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, figs, bourbon, vanilla, oak, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is roast malt forward with good supporting earthy hops (light bitterness) and dark fruit esters; bourbon undertones throughout with a dry, coffee finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
olio (8700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle.
Pours deep ruby red color with small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, hints of hone, dark ripe fruits, toffee, liquorice, salmiac and syrup. Flavour of honey, chocolate, mild coffee, dark berries and caramel. Very sweet palate with honeyish sweet palate.
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate, toasted malt, light roast, vanilla, and a it of dark fruits. Finish is lingering chocolate and vanilla. Really enjoyable porter and paired great with my steak.