pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This beer is basically black with a light brown fizzy head. It wafts the rich, full roasted malt aromas into the nasal passages creating a "thank you" sensation. The flavors are mainly mild charcoal, dark choco-mocha-nut yumminess. I enjoyed the feel on this one since it wasnít as oily and thin as other porters. It has more substance which makes it like a comfy blanket for your tastebuds. Delicious!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours brown and almost still. Nose is coffee and something burnt. The burnt flavor shows up in the flavor as well along with some caramel.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Clear cola body with a small tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light cola. Medim body, light acidity.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at Cascade Lakes Lodge, Bend
Black color, light brown edges & a thin layer of lacing. Nose of sweet candied mocha, licorice & roast. Flavor has a brief astringency but stays in the sweet roast realm 90% of the time. Finishes mochaish & roast with chocolate & coffee
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with lighter edges. Tannish head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Some soy and lactose. A touch smoky. The flavor is much the same but seems a bit muted. The roast and bitter hops stand out the most. Creamy palate with a roasty dark malt finish.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with a tan ring of head, sweet and creamy, roasty flavor somewhat of a medicine like flavor, syrupy malts, dry finish, not a bad porter and not a bad random combination of words for the name either, drugs.
3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black. Creamy toasted bread and smoked bran. Good thick palate, mild flavors overall... mild and light toasted malts, creamy coffee. Good, but not complex.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
just like Deschutes Black Butte Porter, just not as good, darn. has a good chocolate touch and a lot of molasses. not bad.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice tan head but no lace.
Scent is chocolate and roasted malt.
Taste is molases, floral hops, and a touch of chocolate. Not bad at all.
Palate is crisp and cleansing; thereís a bit more carbonation than in most Porters. Overall, itís pretty good and worth trying. Definately better than average.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head. Slight roasted aroma. Body could be bigger for a porter but not bad. Taste is mainly roasted malt, but also some molassis type action going on. Nice sweet molassis finish. Only slightly bitter.