junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle.
Never mind how it pours or looks. We’ll skip that snooty part of the review because does anyone really care? It’s Porter. It’s dark. OK?
Not much aroma. You really have to get your nose in there. Once you do, it’s a fairly typical chocolatey aroma.
Now the important part. Taste. This is an example of one of my favorite types of porter. Smooth, subdued, slightly more accent on the bitter side than the fruity and sweet. Starts out subtle on first sip, then kind of explodes with goodness towards the back of your mouth. But leaves none of the heavy syrupy after effect that some porters tend to do. Just a slightly grassy aftertaste instead, which oddly enough, works.
Robust, but clean and refreshing, just as described and just way I like it.
A solid offering from one of the consistently best breweries in Wisconsin. Don’t pass this one up.
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown; nice brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and barley. Taste is roasty, malty, some chocolate notes and even some hops (well balanced). Very good porter, very drinkable and quite enjoyable.
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample in Sioux Falls. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste has coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Very stout-like.
Slipstream (2281) - USA - NOV 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Dave. A lot of molasses flavor in this porter. A little smoke and cola. Lightly hopped. Nothing too exciting.
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black with brown frothy head. Aroma of choc, caramel, vanilla and earth. Taste is big choc, vanilla, caramel, toffee and some creamy coffee (cappuccino). Mouthfeel is light-medium for style. Finish is nice bitter choc. Very good (choc) porter...at least it feels good tonight.
Carlisle (280) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark brown color with tan head and some lacing. Coffee aroma with caramel note. Sweet coffee upfront followed by mouthcoating coffee, chocolate notes and crisp, bitter bite. Lighter body than expected for a porter. Long finish.
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trapped (1659) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with little reddish tint, faint vanilla aroma, low carbonation, roasted malt taste with little alcohol undertone, thin body, medium bitter burnt finish. Nice and smooth albeit slightly watery.
katrinaez (783) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma had malt but not heavy. Brown color. Caramel and leaves. Fall flavors. Not great. Not bad, very average. Tap
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown pour with a beige frothy head. US shelfie porters are funny.. I swear the ones i’ve had could just as well have been a brown ale. Taste: some semi-bitter roasted malt, nutty brown flavor, chocolate chip cookie and a hint of licorice and bitter coffee. Pretty light body. Semi dry aftertadte and a fairly short one too.
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hitten surprise brought to you (me) by hoprider.
Pour a clear dark brown, with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of nuts, slight chocolate. Slight coffee and roasted malts.
Taste is very slightly up front, with a medium roasted bitterness. Medium/slighty watery body, with a lively carb.
malkyore (311) - - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer with brunch (because I’m fancy like that...) and that is its true calling. The only thing I could have asked for was for this to be a coffee Porter. Then I would have been like woah!