BVery (7602) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from hopscotch - thanks! Wow, this is one of the best porters I’ve ever had. Black as night pour with a big pillowy beige head. Nice rich roasty and chocolate nose. Hints of toffee. Full palate. Absolutely delicious!
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt sweet flavor with a medium complex dark malt sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
Marheb (2882) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mélasse, chocolat noir, houblons verts dans un corps aminci et teinté d’alcool.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Dark brown color, with a good thin tan head. Leaves respectable ropes and bits of lace. Whoa... Nice nose on this one. Dark chocolate, coffee. Moderate bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Medium to bigger body. Lightly dry finish. Good chewiness to the texture. Great chocolate and cocoa nib in the flavor, good moderate coffee. Nice roast malt. Fantastic, flavorful porter!
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home. Thanks, Sean. Very dark brown pour with a tall tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, and a hint of ash. Slight caramel and herbal hops. Flavor is pleasantly bitter with a nice sweet chocolate and molasses balance. Roasted malt, lots of licorice, and a touch of char/ash. Light herbal and earthy hops. Lightly smokey as it sits.
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At place with Taylor, Taren, and Justin. Pours black brown a circle of lace. Aroma is complex medium chocolate, roasted vanilla, light. Taste is complex chocolate malt, very flavorful, but very drinkable, the perfect combo for a porter, marshmallow. Nice.
JohnGalt1 (730) - , Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another 12oz can extra received in a great trade with madnismo... Shared with the usual suspects..... Thanks Nathan!
Pours a pretty standard black with hints of garnet escaping from the stem end of my glass... long lasting dark tan head with good sheets of lacing.
Nose is exactly what I expected... nearly perfect bigger porter... sweeter/nutty/bittersweet chocolate.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a drier (than the aroma) palate... still a nice bittersweet chocolate essence... fermented out caramel/toffee... a bit of darker malt with warmth.
Body does not make me think 8%.. surprisingly drinkable.
I really liked this one and normally don’t appreciate standard porters.
BuckeyeBoy (3247) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can thanks to Toby. Pours out a brown with some red highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is fresh roast coffee malts and some hop notes. Taste is as the nose with lots of coffee a nice roast. Pretty tasty.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this porter. Pours dark brown tan head. Toffee char aroma. Some roastiness, coffee, chocolate and toffee flavors. Silky light body light carbonation for a creamy mouth feel. Good stuff.
kathouse (1214) - Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More coffee than chocolate. Nice foam and an attractive aroma leads into a smooth but bitter flavor of ground coffee and toasted bread. Finish stays longer than needed. Too bitter for my taste.