NachlamSie (2970) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours quite dark black with shades of ruby on the extremities. The aroma is a bit buttery and bready with chocolate, cola, and a hint of berries. The mouth seems just a notch thin, especially given the initial impression. A pleasing level of roastiness and nuttiness combines with some notes of raisins and a finish of mild cola and brown sugar. It seems to be modeled after a traditional British style porter. All in all, it’s not a bad beer at all, but I feel slightly let down after judging the book by the cover, or the brewski by the bottle as the case may be.
woodychevy (637) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared over dinner. If this is their version of a "porter" I should try their stout. Drinks, pours and looks like a stout. Opaque and dark with a thin tan head. Thick and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Smooth. Notes of coffee and chocolate first with subtle earth, spice and bit of roast and smoke for good measure. Finishes smooth- not overly bitter. Solid- just too heavy to be called a porter.
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap (nitro) at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Mild roastiness, smooth. Not overly flavor laden. Good body and mouthfeel. Mild bitter chocolate and caramels.
Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14.
Black with a well appointed tan covering.
Nose is dark malt, vegetal notes, earthy, touch of hoppage, a little washed out.
Taste comprises chocolate, sweet licks, none of the veggy aroma coming through thankfully, light coffee, hoppy notes, faint citrics.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop notes.
Ok - the nose let this one down a few notches, also a little overly sweet.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th August 2014
GBBF Day 4. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild dark malts with a touch of dark chocolate. Mild coffee and lactose. Light dry finish. Good.
evergreen0199 (2393) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate. An easy drinking porter, nice work from Cisco.
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GBBF 2014. Black dark brown beer. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate on aroma. Ok some ashtray not much condition.
Bebum (502) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, some lace.
Light body, smooth and delicate mouthfeel and flavor, little carbonation, rather flat,
Mildly bitter, dry, acidity not in evidence and perhaps lacking,
Definite but not overpowering roast flavors,
Pleasant but not exciting.
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Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 2010. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Chocolate, dark roasted malt, spicy aromas. Robust, bitter and hoppy finish. Very good.
DiarmaidBHK (3733) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kitchen and company Asheville. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some nice Roasted chocolate malt on the nose. Has a bit of a licorice thing on the tongue. Finishes with a trace of bitterness. Very nice.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cisco redeemed themselves a little from that trainwreck saison with a well crafted delightfully charming porter. Great chocolate notes with light toastienss and some fruity malty notes. Drinkability is great and taste is still full and complex.