Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Horse Brass, Portland - 07/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that retains well.
Roast malt nose, touch of chocolate, liqourice, molasses.
Tastes of chocolate, roast malt, dark toffee, molasses.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a smooth dry finish.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black-brown pour with a tight tan head. The nose is awesome. Rich cocoa and sweet chocolate. A bit of chewy cocoa and some earthy bitterness. Rich and chewy. Sticky bit not cloying. Lingering roastiness on the back. Full-bodied through the middle with some lightly leathery character. Delicious.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours dark red color with small head. Aroma of
vanilla, chocolate and malts. Flavor of vanilla,
chocolate, coffee and toasted malts.
laiti (3927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is rather nice with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Also hints of vanilla. Flavour is dry with coffee and chocolate. A slight British feelingh here. Good.
Cybercat (2453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque deep sable with a minimal head, but the latter may be an artifact of te pour. Smoky aroma has tones of molasses and high-quality coffee. Absolutely delicious flavor has roast coffee, chocolate and molasses components and is just slightly sweet - and superb! Smooth, fizzy texture is extremely pleasing. If you visit the Pacific Northwest, look for this one!
bvc (1103) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at naked city. Pours a lush almost black dark brown with a tight even and creamy tan head that has excellent retention. Nose is very balanced with coffee, roasted patent malt, cocoa, sugar, toasted nuts. Tight small to medium carb feel with just enough body...perfect porter feel. Just as balanced as the nose, semi sweet coffee, hint of licorice, dark chocolate, hint of nut, smoke and char. If I were to knock it, a touch more body and that would add to the flavor experience.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has a pleasant array of aroma - roast, chocolate, underlying sweetness, earthy notes as well. Pours black with a khaki creamy head that lasts for a little while. The flavor is a nice mix of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and earthy bitterness that rounds out the finish. Smooth creamy mouth feel, medium carbonation contributes to the mouth feel. A nice porter.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ brouwer’s. All around solid beer. Smells pretty good, like dark chocolate. Fairly light palate which leads to lots of beers. Would like to try more from this brewery.
troopie (1987) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured dark brown black with medium white head. Medium aroma, some malt, some chocolate. Full flavour, chocolate malts and caramel. Lasting finish with a more chocolatiness and some hop edge.
Reid (1602) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful fluffy full headed porter.
Great esspresso aromas, roasted coffee.
Salty under taste..this is minor yet sets the theme for the porter..the saltiness makes you gulp more of the chocolaty ,.coffee goodness.
Great drinking beer..with great backi\ng.