jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the downtown pub. Dark beer with mahogany hints around the edges. Roast grain nose with some plum. Caramel sweetness with a roast grain astringency and some sour cherry and plum fruit. The finish is sweetened coffee.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma, malty. Dark red body, almost black with a small ivory head. Body is like an old, watered-down coffee with some clover.
OldMrCrow (1808) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the Capitol Hill location.
This one is weak and watery, lacing anyof the rich vinous flavors blending with roast that I appreciate in a porter. Instead we get some mouth-drying bitterness, hints of roast in the aroma, and a beer that is perhaps best compared to drinking the ice water dregs that melt down in bottom of a finished ice coffee.
nimbleprop (4756) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank an entire growler of this in an hour and I could have gone for two or three. Roasted aroma. Dark black, slightly watery with a whispy white head. Roasted flavor is subtle, coffee finish. Smooth and clean.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Capitol City Downtown
Dark brown, black, tan head, nice lacing. Nose of sweet fruity, mild roast, low astringency. Nice coffee, light chocolate. The flavor is more astringent, but still tasty.
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A red-brown beer with a thin brown head - rather light in color for a Porter. The aroma is rather sweet with notes of roasted malt and seaweed. The flavor is sweet with a light roasted character, and a very smooth mouthfeel - it reminds me more of a Dry Irish Stout than a Porter. The body is thin.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, Cap City Downtown RBSG 2006. Dark clear brown with a light brown head. Very, very light whiff of roastiness, not much else. Light flavor of roasted malt, a little chocolate and coffee. Something’s missing here. Thin, watery body with light carbonation. Good lacing and head retention. Needs more malt character.
kramer (4894) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Downtown location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a clear brown with a small film of creamy light brown head. Aroma is of chocolate malt, with some light hops, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is pretty nice, chocolate malt, light roast, and a pleasant bitterness. Lighter bodied with a thinner than average texture and light carbonation. Overall, the best of the Downtown locations offerings the day I was there. It wasn’t much for mouthfeel, but the flavor was pleasant. A lighter effort.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, soft red-hued brown colors at the sides of the glass. Medium dark brown head with large soda-like bubbles contained therein. Thinner than expected, flavorless up front, then hitting a bit hard over the tongue with brash smoked malts, leaving a reside in the aftertastes of campfire smoke and cherries. Thin body, weak overall. Decent smokiness, but not a decent porter by any stretch. Has some light cream notes in the nose, noticed more when it had warmed. Sampled at Capitol City in Baltimore.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown with a smaller head compared to the rest. The aroma is a bit roasty, coffee-chocolate. Pretty big flavor. Toffee comes forward from the rest. A bit more toffee than most similar beers I think. This would make a good beer float or beer icecream, I think.