mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unusual porter -- a cross between a nut brown ale and a stout-leaning porter. Dark brown pour. Strong nutty and coffee flavor, with a slight modicum of bitterness. Highly quaffable and recommended! Pour from growler purchased at brewery the night before. B+
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PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft in the tasting room at Black Raven. Nice brown color. They say it is a brown porter. Coffee malt gives way to nice hop finish.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks, Homebrew! Pours dark brown with bright caramel highlights. Dense, creamy tan head. Big coffee nose. Creamy medium body. Graham crackers, coffee, and chocolate on the mid-palate. Nice mild finish.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 5/16/2010
Draft at the pub. Lots of coffee for a porter, again Tom nails the descriptor with "Graham cracker" (Never thought to describe a beer that way, but the flavor is definitely there big time in this one). This is coffee and golden grahams for breakfast. Nice. 7/3/7/4/15
Revisit 6/26/2012, draft at Elliott bay. Splendid porter, yes a touch sweet but such lovely grain character. The golden grahams are there for certain. A delight. I’d rather more like 7/3/8/4/16=3.8. I’m going with this as a first beer of the night instead of one-of-a-flight.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Congrats Beaux! Pours a copper mahogany from the growler with a bit of a haze and a one finger head. Good lacing. Hazelnut coffee aroma. Ample caramel malt and the earthy leafy hops take control in the finish.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Washington Brewers Festival – Kenmore, WA
Aroma: Dark roasty malt aroma with a nice chocolate backing.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Deep dark malt, smokey and chocolate flavors.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: My first beer from this new place. This was a great beer.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red brown with an off white head. Aroma is coffee with a bit of smoke. Flavor has lots of roasted chocolate notes and a nice bit of hops and earthiness on the finish. Palate is a little watery. Overall, mild and tasty.
Prufrockstar (445) - 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.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the Black Raven tasting room. Deep brown color with a reasonable one finger head. Slightly smoky, hints of hickory, tobacco. Excellent carbonation and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Bodes very well for a brand new Washington brewry.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/14/09 On draft at the taproom. Aroma is semi-sweet roast with no dark toast or hop character. Appearance is clear brown with a very well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is lightly sweet malt forward with moderate earthy bittering and a lingering sourness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight astringency and medium carb feel. Overall, quite drinkable and good roast complexity, takes a couple of minutes to open up, though.