jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 06/14/2012. Pours deep, rich brown, beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted chocolate malts, nutty, touch of darker coffee. Taste has light chocolate, maybe some cola notes, slight ash and roast, mild bitterness. Light body from this bottle, wishing for more depth. Ok.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with orange highlights and a huge foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was lightly roasty and woody with hints of anise and coffee. The flavor was dry, bitter, roasty and had notes of coffee and anise. Medium finish and body. Not really my style.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown, very light, fizzy head. Very lively CO2 makes it almost like a soda. Aroma hints of caramel and bread, but not very distinctive. Not a great beer, but ok to try.
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 12oz. Pours a black opaque body with a huge beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with roasted cereals and some coffeeish hints. Taste is dominated by roastiness. Some oaky notes are also noticeable. Alcohol is well hidden. Ends with a sharp bitter/roasty finish. Solid Porter, not for lager people.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roast and coffee. The flavor found roast, chocolate, and a light coffee backing. Light to medium body.
BillKismet (3863) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Raven-colored with ruby highlights and a soft, poofy beige head.Enjoyable rough, roasty black patent nose, full of chilled air heated by a burst of charcoal. Old world roasty porter flavor--again, it’s full of charcoal, black patent and some ash. A beer that is everything a benchwarmer deserves. Enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-shared by hbmason-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is some off astringency, medium malt. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat/caramel, secondary astringent.
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a dark brown with a good tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and hint of dark fruit. Mild flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate hint of coffee. Has a mellow bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Very well balanced. No hint of the 6.3% ABV. Easy drinker, very enjoyable. A solid English pale ale. Another good beer from a small beer crafter.
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 Tap @ the Brewery, Milford, NY. Served in taster glass. Also had in a 12 oz bottle from the brewery. Aroma has dark roasted barley and chocolate malt. The flavor is robust. Sweet and malty upfront and finish is great bitter hops. Also, hints of nuts and wood as the brew warms up. Medium to full mouthfeel. Excellent balance. I wish I had bought more to enjoy later. (Only 2 bottles left)
This porter is NOT a benchwarmer, it’s a heavy hitting cleanup hitter. Nice job from the head brewer in Milford!
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Black color with a light head. A little more sweet than roasty for my liking, but drinkable.