kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at Blackstone Brewery, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Clear dark red. Malt, sweet aroma, hints of roastiness, hints of chocolate syrup. Roasty bitterness and a little sweet in the mouth. Rather light-bodied, soft fizz, long, sweet and roasty aroma.
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of roast, leather, and vanilla. The taste has a good bit of sweetness to it. Balanced a bit by the roast, but still leaning toward sweet pretty heavily. Medium body and medium carbonation.
chucklemation (1446) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany color with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, and earthy hops. Has a light body. Easy drinker, but light on flavor.
GarrettB (1480) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 4th, 2014 - Also hailing from the South (and generously donated by a friend in TN) comes Blackstone’s Brewing St. Charles Porter, a calm, brown brew with little head, and all the scent of a generic winter warmer: malty with a touch of grape. The palate is flat with a decent flavor, finishing like Guinness, and debuting with some more of that grape sugar. But it’s nothing exceptional, and not unlike a lot of brown sweet beers you’ll find crowding shelves these days.
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 One 12 oz bottle from TN with no BB date notched on the label despite the presence of notch-date marks. Revised with another bottle in June 2016 with a BB date of July 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours light for style, with a clear red-brown body. The body remains light for style and clear even after I shake the few drops of sediment out of the bottle. There’s a decent head but it soon dies to a partial coat and thin ring. As the color suggests, this has less very dark roasted malts than many porters; nonetheless, both the aroma and flavor feature medium and medium-dark malts. The flavor is faintly bitter overall but the aroma is sweet.
Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation.
Overall: a gentle, mild, easy drinking porter.
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours reddish hazel, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is light, roasty, hints of chocolate, toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, clean and roasty. Medium body
mzaar (2844) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fat @ Brewpub. Mörkbrun öl med röda inslag. Smutsvitt medelstort skum. Dofter av choklad, kaffe och trä. Smakinslag av choklad, röda bär, kaffe och rostad malt. Torr munkänsla, aningen vattnig.
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark grain, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel malt, some herbal hops, and chocolate. Good porter.
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent porter. Dark brown pour. Ash and chocolate nose. Body is a bit more nutty tasty. Light for a porter. Good.
drfabulous (6675) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to John. Thin boy and a bit of chocolate. Too thin for my taste.