Bulk_Carrier (3874) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade.
The appearance had a dark brown to almost black color, one and a half finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute; some lacing, but not too much.
The smell had a roasty sort of coffee to chocolate coming through in a combined sort of way.
The taste was a nice bitter roasty coffee taste with a decent chocolate-ness coming through. There is a slight bitter roasty coffee aftertaste with a quick dry coffee-ish finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s enough bitterness invading the mouth and tongue but not too much to lead one astray from the style.
Overall, I say this is a good American Porter well worthy of having again and also has a decent sessionability to have with its respected food.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can into a english pint glass. Thin palate, quick dissipation of head. Bad aftertaste - not the greatest "highest rated beer from a state." Come on South Dakota - you can do better!
DandyWolfFloyd (1079) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
c/o mnmike. Thanks again! Very grateful.
Aroma - for a porter it’s a bit scant on aroma. What does exists is made up of a chocolate, light coffee, and nutty nature. It’s kind of small though.
Appearance - body is black/brown; liquid is opaque; the head sets up about 1/4" and quickly rings out.
Taste - the taste is immediately somewhat pungent, slightly roasty, there is a bit of chocolate malt to boot.
Palate - body is medium to light; texture is between thin and thick; the carbonation is average, but approaching a lively nature; the finish is slightly bitter on the sides and middle of the tongue.
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5cl can (6%) shared by Cunningham - thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a small off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, decent enough but nothing special. (2014-02-14 - at Cunningham’s place before RBNG-14)
Rune (11347) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml, 6 % abv, can shared. Shiny rustic brown coloured body. Beige layer at the surface. Mild roasted dark malts on the nose. Blended malty flavours of chocolate, caramel and liquorice offset by a moderate roasted bitter end. Medium bodied. Fair enough for a porter (at Cunninghams, Halden 14.02.2014)
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Transparent dark color with some a smal tan head.
Aroma: Mild chocolate, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet dark malty, mild coffee, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Decent, but not one I will try to find more off.
Personal stats: Can from a trade with RobertDale.
US State #32
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 355ml @ Cunningham
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared by Cunningham. It’s a clear reddish brown beer with a small light beige head. Roasted light alcoholic nose with coffee and a touch of dark bread. A bit alcoholic in the mouth, medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Laying roasted finish with a certain warmth. Pleasant, but not very interesting. 140214
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draft at independent ale house in rapid city it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The atoms is sherry and coffee the taste is raisin ands bitter coffee flavor
Iphonephan (6254) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Independent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Flavor include some coffee and licorice. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.