Aquilo (536) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was the only six-pack of porter that my local Whole Foods stocks right now, and it was on sale. So I took a chance. I should have known better. This is dark amber color, when it should be black. Aroma is rotting leaves and skunk. Flavor is sweet, only a little bit bitter. Overall, this beer is barely drinkable.
dfinney23 (1586) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid if unexceptional and somewhat lightweight porter. Chocolate, raisins, a touch of licorice.
degbert (1075) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fine-grained, smooth, cinnamon-colored head. Nose is a very light and faint coffee, maple, brown sugar, and cocoa mix. Decent enough on the tongue, with coffee and turbinado sugar notes, but very light -- easy drinking porter, good for summer or for something easy. It doesn’t claim to be otherwise, so that’s OK. Finish has some whisky elements. Decently drinkable, and a nice change from motor oil impy porters.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poura a deep clear red. Head fades to a film ring around the edge. Nose is mild chocolate, toffee, caramels, light nuts, toast. Flavor is light butter chocolate, nuts, good toffee flavor. Finishes dry and light on the palate. Good flavors but light and is lacking substance.
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, ruby backlit...creamy light brown head.
Powdery chocolate, malt scent.
Chocolate, coffee flavour...slightly creamy....
LiMuBai (167) - - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light, thin head. An very light, roasty aroma filled with malt and chocolate. Raisin flavors with light hints of coffee and chocolate. Not bad beer.
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into glass, brownsh pout, brown heasd, odd malty aroma, taste is raisen, malts , some coffe, npthing spectactular,
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong chocolate malt flavors. A good hop finish. A bit thin on the palate.
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Jrwhitney6 (280) - - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola colored. No head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Lighter than expected, but nose carries through to the taste - roasted malts up front, some bitter coffee and chocolate on the finish. Good.
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CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small and not so well retained head.
The aroma is lots of rich chocolate, some roastiness, and a mild sweetness. This moves to a coffee kind of character as it warms.
The flavor is earthy and nicely hoppy with some mild fruit notes. The beer is mildly roasty and nicely chocolaty, the beer is sweeter than I would prefer a porter to be and as it warms it becomes a bit chalky. The more I drink it the less I like it, but it’s certainly a passable porter.