Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville TN. St Charles is a rich red brown brew with a nice head of small bubbles. Nose is sweet and hearty with roasted malt goodness. Taste is a bit of medium malt with good hop presence throughout. Body is a bit on the thin side, thinner than typical for the style. A good porter none the less.
chucklemation (1400) - 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 (1431) - 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 (4205) - 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 (6595) - 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 (2755) - 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 (3084) - 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 (2309) - 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 (6421) - 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.
Ron (3550) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Erica and Chris. Dark brown body that some light comes thru with a frothy beige head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malts, caramel and floral hops. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. A pleasant roasted coffee bitterness in the aftertaste along with some lingering caramel notes.
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub, Nasheville, 15/02/15.
Clear amber with a decent light beige covering that retains well.
Nose is toffee, light roast, cocoa dusting, spice.
Taste comprises light cofffe, nutty, roast malt, biscuit, cocoa rub.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.