wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roast chocolate and american citrus hops. Flavors is chocolate and roast. Really a one dimensional porter. It’s an ok beer but nothing special. Low alcohol and semi low flavor.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a smallish khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and sugar. Quite a nice aroma. Flavor was a bit different, more roasted and earthy notes. Good for the style.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Thick malty, roasted and slight breadish. Light bitter and caramelish. Dark malty, roasted and sweet. Ends sweet caramlish. Ends sweet and light fruity.
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at GBBF 2011. Pours a dark, brownish red; looks fairly thin and watery. Aroma is roasty with coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is light; the initial flavor is sweet and nondescript, but it tapers into some chocolate and light ash flavor and finishes with some light vanilla and roast but not much else. Very thin for a porter.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Boulder Beer DIA. Deep brown/black appearance with a creamy, tan head. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, dark malty nose. Creamy mouth feel. Coffee, dark chocolate, light toffee, dark roasty flavor. Nice one.
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle labeled Enjoy by Aug 17 2011. The look is an enticing dark brown to black with ruby highlights when held to the light. The tan head lasted some time. Aromas are a bit sweeter than most with a nice balance of dark malts, molasses, and thin, wet hops. The body is medium to full. The sweetness spills over into the taste with a moderate bitter bite at the end. A likeable brew.
mwcatlin (15) - Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: roasty, woody. Appearance: dark brown, a nice tan head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, good medium malt taste. Palate: medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation, a nice bitter finish that was very mellow. Overall: All together this was a very nice Porter. Not a strong Porter, but a mellow one with a really nice sweetness.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a deep black with ruby highlights, clear, with a thin beige head. Roast, chocolate, toast and coffee on the nose. Lightly smoky, roast and chocolate, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied, but a bit empty. Chocolate and roast.
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pitch black, thick beige head in a shaker glass. Aroma of roasted malt light chocolate. Good amount of roasted malt, hints of chocolate, bitter coffee. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. I got to say, after I looked at the ratings, I am real surprised this brew doesn’t have a higher Weighted Avg. I found this to have good flavor and drinkability. I wanted another one as soon as I finished it. Ask yourself are there better, more complex porters? Yes, for sure. BUT, this has very good aspects. I would drink this any day of the week. A bit under rated in my eyes.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice dark brown, with small tan head. Had a nice coffee scent, rather light taste though.