fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Dark brown color with compact head. Dark caramel, but with a dusty character, some roasted nuts, some old coffee; ordinary bitterness; the mouthfeel is rather dry.
kathouse (1219) - Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, deep brown with a light tan foam. Toast and nut aroma with a little caramel. Medium body is sweet. Roasted coffee near the finish.
ilsaconsume (11) - Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty coffee biscuit. Not much going on in the nose - the flavor hits in the mouth with a sweet and bitter coffee. Surprisingly light with a sprightly mouth feel for a porter. If you tasted it it blind you might not guess its porter nature until after you swallow and the malty bitterness has a chance to show.
jsnicholas (345) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at tap room. Unusual brown ale. Seems to have a sweetness kind of like a scotch ale. Lighter than I expected
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium mahogany body with little head. Roasty and sweet, but on the lighter side. Not bad.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their taphouse. Dark grain, good foam. Very tasty, forward ale. Smooth sweet body, the slightest bit lactic. Nice, tasty beer.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lighter mahogany, finger tan head
Smell nutty sweet and roasty
Taste sweet nutty, light roast and chocolate
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Filled a growler and poured into pint glass. Decent head, light tan in color. A very dark brown in color. Not much going on in terms of aroma. Mild sweetness and a bit nutty. Very good lace trails the sips. Well balanced porter, lower body. Mouthfeel was average with a lingering bitterness. I don’t think this will be a go-to beer for me but it will work for most beer geeks but probably not for the true porter connoisseur.
Nocturne (1082) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Pine Box, Seattle. Dark reddish brown shade with a cream coloured cap. Aroma is fruity in a red berry sort of way. On the tongue charred wood, burnt malt, tobacco and rotting red grapes. I’ve not made it sound too appetising. This is actually OK, but feels odd when pitched against darker-hued porters.
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Raven.
Aroma: Big roasty, chocolate nose; toasted nuts; hint of coffee.
Appearance: Mahogany; clear; no head.
Taste: Toast/biscuit; chocolate; coffee; sweet up front with dry, bitter roast finish of moderate duration. Slight fruity tang there.
Palate: Medium-full; average carbonation; slick.
Overall: A nice, nutty porter.