superspak (1899) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours very murky dark reddish brown color with a huge 2-3 finger fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Good soapy lacing on the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation. This foamed up instantly on the pour, so its probably infected. Aromas of caramel, molasses, roasted malt, raisin, chocolate, prune, toast, toffee, apple skin, grass, and herbal spiciness. Some pretty unpleasant aromas as expected after that foamy pour. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, apple, biscuit, toffee, and herbal spiciness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Unlike the aromas, the flavors are actually quite robust with good balance; no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid porter, even for being infected. Some solid flavors that are fairly robust; very smooth to drink. I had no problem finishing it at all.
Ttrunk (55) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is strange that I am drinking this out of a wine glass, at a Modesto food festival. Itís an enjoyable porter but nothing extraordinary.
jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black -Red hue with a white/tanish head about a half inch,leaving nice lacing.
ARoma is cocoa licorice mild sweet carmel malts.Dark berry notes.Fine dark chocolate.some bready malt.
Taste is smooth mild chocolate mild malt,some hoppyness on the citrus side giving a crisp almost tangyness.Has some spicey citrusy bittering giving this porter solid bitterness.Pretty solid somewhat complex with a nice taste and drinkabiltiy.Mildy watery finish,somewhat ashy not in a bad way.It has a pretty clean finish though giving it good drinkability.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a spicy hoppy roasted malty aroma a spicy malty caramel little sweet chocolate taste with a sweet little alcholic bitter finish
Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured flat and seemed thin. No head to speak of. No real aroma, either. The taste was indistinct, mild, not noteworthy in any way. But it didnít taste bad, at least I can say that for it. I havenít had a lot of beer labeled organic that Iíve enjoyed. Butte Creek hasnít changed that.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Ryan Ahern. Medium brown with a Small off white head. Nose is roast, light sweetness, sherry, soy sauce. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly bitter, mildly metal.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Simple, but well made porter. No head retention and extremely high carbonation. No complexity.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle poured almost black in color with a modest off-white head with good retention and some fine lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is roasted malty sweetness with chocolate and some coffee with some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced flavors with medium body and soft carbonation. A very drinkable porter.
J_man (619) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted, chocolate malt aroma along with side notes of iron and saltwater air. Beautiful crystal clear, medium/dark brown with a deep ruby color topped by a nice and persistent tan head. Flavor is very light with light charred grain and coffee balanced by a milk chocolate flavor and sweetness. Some of that minerality in the aroma shows up here, but itís not pronounced. There is some earthy hop bitterness here, but this is mainly malt driven. Body is smooth and lightly creamy. Finishes medium dry with a lasting milk/dark chocolate taste. This is very much an English style porter, not the big, heavy porters we generally make here in the States, and Butte Creek has done a nice job with it here.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle that has been in my fridge for probably almost 2yrs. Pours almost black clear brown with nice looking off white head. Nose is faint, mostly a mild roast and carob is about all I am getting. Roasted nutty malt, some coffee, carob, but all are really mellow and not supper assertive. Some vegital hints going on and just lacking in some depth of the flavor for me.