glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black with huge overflowing head. Can’t fill half the glass. Lots of fruit going on with big roast and chocolate. Something has gone wrong with this bottle me thinks...fruit is overbearing and even dominates over the roast. Not a porter in this form. Drain pour.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Black/brown. Tan carbonation. A ton of dark chocolate, light roast, bittersweet. Not very complex, but tasty. Medium body is smooth, easy to drink. Solid porter.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. pours black with a huge, brown head. Nose is of cocoa powder. taste is of chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and watery.
neepsntatties (1519) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12 oz. bottle thanks to "hannont". Colour... black with a thick tan head. Nose... musty, boozy with loads of dark chocolate. Palate... tangy, slightly bitter, soy sauce, dark chocolate, not quite what I expected as far as the palate was concerned.
Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nose is of sweet chocolate and mocha. Minimal head with some lacing, a bit frothy. Taste is toasted chocolate flavors, hints of vanilla and cream follow, continues for a minute in the finish. Very drinkable Porter, I could put back a few of these.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a tiny bit in a glass, I guess too quickly, because the most massive tan head filled the whole glass. I literally only poured half an ounce and this thing foamed up more then I’ve ever seen. As expected it smells like chocolate, but also has a pleasant alcohol lift with a touch of berry. I really had to sniff this one out waiting for the head to settle. With half the beer in the glass it’s half black half chocolate milkshake foam. The initial taste has a dark chocolate and light burnt flavor. Some hints of espresso and berry poke in as well. Some sweetness comes through with a moderately dry hop finish. It’s only 6.7 %, but I would have guessed it to be more. There is medium carbonation with a chewy feel. I very much enjoyed this porter. Its dark complex and has a hoppy edge to it.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Abe’s in Bethlehem ($2.50). I saw the BA label near it so I thought it was worth a try and I should have bought more for my wife. The chocolate hits me up front along with a roasted flavor and a slight sourness which i initially disliked. The body is a bit like soda in feel. Brilliant complex aroma with some nuttiness though.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma was burnt malt, a light coccoa. Poured a almost black and decent sized head. Flavor was roast malt, coccoa and a wierd sour malt taste. Palate is medium bodied finishes pretty clean. Overall good but strange.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From dmac via trade. The pour was dark brown and clear. A one-finger tall light tan head appeared. Minimal lacing. The aroma was roasted, almost burnt malts and coffee. A bit of chocolate. The flavor was roasted malts, old coffee, light chocolate and a bit of sour fruit towards the finish. Light body, dry mouthfeel. Slightly above average.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to FooFaa for this extra. 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip produced two fingers worth of coco colored head that just stays around. The body is a midnight black. The aroma of the brew is strong roasted malts, big dark chocolate and espresso notes as well.
Flavor is very similar to the nose. The flavors of espresso and dark chocolate come thru very bitter not to much sweetness in this brew at all. It has a medium feel in my mouth with good carbonation almost too much for the style.
A good porter easy to drink on this rainy Sunday
Serving type: bottle