S_Side_Smitty (433) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet with coffee and roasted malt nuances. Taste is creamy roasted malts, faint coffee and faint molasses with a long and easy roasty bitter finish. Great beer for winter.
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine needle, grass, chocolate. Taste is bitter, resin, dark chocolate, burnt coffee. Long bitter finish. Lots of carbonation here. A unique porter for sure.
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Well carbonated and smells of coffee, dark fruit and carmel. The taste is surprisingly crisp with a thin slick mouthfeel. The taste is initially or carmel and burnt coffee but finishes with a moderately hopped and slightly citrus bitterness. The floral/citrus hop bitterness is interestingly blended with the toasty bitterness that you normally associate with a porter. Very good beer and very drinkable. Hides the 8% ABV well.
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harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty brown/black with a slow falling finger of latte foam. Nice lace. Smells of grass, mint, resin, cold coffee and dry malts. Bitter up front with a kick of dry, porter malts and a woody toasted malt finish. The flavor is progressive and fun. Medium bodied with a little higher carb than preferred for the style and a hint of dryness on the finish (which is nice). A good beer from my standpoint. The nose is a little meh, but the hops are not overdone, and that was a fear. They have done a decent job walking the line between ABA and Porter.
Serving type: bottle
JBPortland (675) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown-black with 2 finger tan head. Nose is sweet nutty syrup, cream, hints of pine and roasty almond. Taste is syrupy roasted nuts, cream, milk, coffee, licorice. Finish is bitter latte and nuts with some vanilla notes.
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, great porter. dark pour, fuller bodied. chocolate roasted maltiness. light coffee, licorice. very flavorful porter, balanced, great
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a with a thick tan head. ARoma of chocolate, liquorice and hops. Incredibly earthy on the tongue, some hints of maybe cedar? Pleasant bitter finish. Incredibly good porter!
madvike (2672) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours dark black with a thin light tan head. Nose is spicy cedar, dry dark malt. Taste is more cedar, ashy malt, really dry and charcoally. Thinnish, with medium carbonation.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dry with a lot of carbonation. Lots of burnt coffee and cereals. Very hoppy in the finish. A strident beer. Aggressive. Not for the faint of tongue.
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brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown body sprouts plenty of thick, stubborn, tan head. Beady lace disrespects the cleanliness of the glass it was poured into. Gorgeous.
Hearty roast character meets hops in the aroma. Smells dry as a bone; earthy undertones help create a unique bouquet amongst porters.
Roasty malts, black licorice, root beer (there's a surprising amount of this), tinged grain, hoppy on the back end. Sticky hops cling to my throat, contributing their bitterness to the dry finish.
Viscous body, yet Jose Marti starts off with too much carbonation. Odd, as the two generally go hand in hand. This was an interesting, enjoyable take on the style, all things considered. Everett still crushes JM, but hey, that can be said about nearly every other porter out there. And did I mention it's beautiful?