tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours smoky dark ruby with bubbles and a thin off-white head. The aroma has smooth malts in it, but also some cream/butter notes, and is altogether kind of weak. The flavors are built on a foundation of malt that is not strong enough to hold them up. Quite a bit of disharmony between the flavors. Goes from sweet and carbonic, to some hops in the middle, to a slightly sour finish. I don’t recommend this to anyone who appreciates a good porter.
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2009 draught. This is a black porter with a quickly fading head. The aroma is weirdly musky and bready. There’s a buttery oil taste and some strange grassy astringency, this is quite distracting from the coffee or chocolate notes.
[March 17, 2009]
This is a rating for Ed’s Porter which has been listed as an alias. Ed’s Porter is dark, dark brown, not really black at all. The aroma is bittersweet and thick with hints of soy sauce, chocolate, and wood. The palate is thicker than I expected with residual citrusy bitterness. The beer is constantly chewy and bittersweet with just a dash of sweet chocolate here and there. This is highly drinkable. I had a much different (better) experience with this porter. (Total Score 3.6)
punkeedo (491) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very similar to Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Soy taste, not much aroma, looks like Guinness.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nashville. Dark color with a tinge of red. Best head of the bunch. Nice honey and caramel flavors.
ericnixon (737) - Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Nashville. Dark brown color. Interesting flavor that was predominately full of honey, malty goodness.
Aurelius (3441) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inky, but you can still see the lamp through it. A bit boozy. Medium light body. Thoroughly brewpub-neutered, this doesn’t challenge the palate at all, nor is it particularly smooth. Finishes quickly without much char or cling. A bit too sugary in the end.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Nashville location: Dark brown in color with a tan head. Malty aroma with caramel standing out. The taste had chocolate and caramel malts in it. Medium body with a creamy texture. Not bad.
desurfer (1173) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby body, no head. Lots of roasted coffee and chocolate, with a rich palate and a dry, bitter finish.
Kinz (2967) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From brewpub sampler. Dark brown, light for style. Little aroma. Light bread flavor, and a bit of chocolate. Pedestrian porter. Bit of grassy, almost vegetal hop at the end was a bit out of place, but actually helped this beer overall.
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Not much to the nose (maybe served a bit cold). Nice roasted flavor with chocolate and coffee notes and a mild smokey aftertaste. A rather thin body. Nonprovocative.