Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an extremely dark chocolate brown color with a thick, spongy, dark khaki head. Intricate ribbons of lacing circle the glass, coating it nearly entirely. The nose is delightfully chocolaty, with backup notes of roasty coffee, lactic cream, earthy hops, and some hints of green peppercorn. Flavors are quite hoppy for a porter, with earthy and even some citrus hops lending further bitterness to the roasty coffee, chocolate, and sweet molasses notes. Finishes with a lingering coffee bite. Medium-plus body, with carbonation on the active side, intensifying the peppery notes. Very easy to drink. Solid porter.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As you bring the glass to your lips the roasty, bready notes leap out of the glass at you. Afairly rich tasting porter, with flavors of roastiness, some coffee, tobacco. Bitter up front, sweet in the middle, with a dryness at the end. For an everyday (non-Imperial) porter, this is pretty good. Recommended.
Nuffield (3941) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was really in the mood for a beer this evening after not having one for over a week, so I picked this one out of the fridge. I’m not sure if it was the right choice. Perhaps it was just the hot weather that made a porter an inappropriate choice. Perhaps it was the slight milky edge that tinged the deep roasted notes with a suggestion of a refrozen cherry popsicle. Perhaps it was just the lack of distinguishing palate, leaving the beer to slide around the mouth and down the hatch without either liveliness or silkiness. But whatever it was, this just didn’t command my interest.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 Deep amber color with a rocky tan head that leaves rings on the glass. Chocolate aroma with a light hint of coffee. The body is extremely smooth for the style. Taste is a little bitter with a rich, roasted malt profile and a trace of chocolate. Hands down, my favorite porter out there. Another great C Dub brew.
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this in a crap liquor store amidst Bud and Miller and Keystone. Pleasantly surprised. Malty and roasty with some tobacco thrown in. Dry, dry finish. A little watery, but still tasty.
twindadplus2 (642) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, Cabernet red with a firm, light brown head. Aroma is sweet and smoky tobacco notes and a nutty background. Flavor of coffee and dark roasted malt with a subtle tobacco sweetness. Medium to full bodied and sticky on the palate with a lightly bitter, smoky finish. Good stuff and (the true test) my rats really loved it!
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown colour with a reddish hue near the bottom. Carries along with it a large frothy tan head with excellent retention and nice spiderweb like lacing. Aromas of roasted nuts and toffee. Sweet flavors of tobacco, mocha, toffee and butterscotch. Very tastey!
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty nice porter. Pours dark brown, nice rich flavor with a smoky finish. Quite drinkable.
pineypower (2903) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forget who I got this from......but......pours out a dark brown with a slightly tan head. Aroma of some roasted malts and some interesting earthy notes. Flavor is of some coffee, roasted malt and some burnt coffee notes on the finish.
Dorwart (2483) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large light brown head of fine bubbles. Rocky on top. Some roastyness and a bit of a strange smell. My wife would kill me for this but it sort of smells like "south of the boarder" on my wife. Ha, bet all you bitches wish your wife smelled like porter. Some light chocolate and malted milk balls. Flavor is lots of roasted grains and a bit of bitter chocolate. Kind of salty, kind of bitter, kind of sweet. This brew is all over the place. Finishes roasty and dry. A decent porter. I had better give this a high rating in case my wife reads this one day.