bpar73 (773) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a minimal tan head. Dark roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Same in the taste along with hints of dark fruit. Excellent.
c0fein (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere.
Dark stuff with tiny foam on the surface. Aroma of sweet chocolate and some roasted rye bread. Nice mouthfeel, not too hard taste. Easy fine porter.
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
super black, oily texture, nice roasted malt aromas. same in flavor with a long smooth aftertaste. a solid porter
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Right away you can tell that this porter is heavy in body, sweet, and thick in roasted malt content. It’s black, nearly solid if it wasn’t for a hint of orange glowing at the bottom edges of the glass, with an almost medium brown colored head.
The nose is exactly that: heavily roasted but not burnt, sweet, and soft, with clear hints of barley, licorice, sweet pit fruit juice, and a touch of cocoa. The aroma is pretty complex, and really raises your expectations for the rest of the experience. First, the body is perfect. It’s thick, almost like you want to take a nibble out of it, but incredibly smooth, almost velvety but not as dense as most velvety porters. It’s so smooth that it doesn’t sit in the mouth long. It hangs around just long enough to let its fine balance of perfectly-dosed malts and fruity sweetness. Man, this is addictive.
It finishes full in flavor, with more fruit, a hint of cocoa, and molasses, making for an experience 100 times more impressive than the label implies.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is toast and roasted malt. Taste is toasty and licorice,, smooth. Leaves a nice toasty aftertaste.
jbuskirk (924) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 For starters, I love the delightfully quirky name of Thirsty Trout. Given this was from Dark Horse, I had high expectations this brew. Thirsty Trout met them. Before I get ahead of myself, this porter has a brownish black body and a modest tan head. The aroma offers what you’d expect from an American porter: cocoa nibs, coffee beans, and smoky malts. At the front of the mouth, the flavor of Thirsty Trout reveals much of that chocolaty, roasty character. The finish has some surprises. Thirsty Trout ends on a sweet note with dark fruits, malt, and syrup. It’s a just-right finale to an expertly crafted porter.
r464 (2117) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep flavor of roasty malt, cocoa, a bit of coffee, and nuts. Smooth, lightly sweet, full and long finish.
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours an opaque black with a light beige head. Dry with some sweetness. Aromas of toasted malts and hints of clams and licorice. Medium to light bodied. Medium carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (5204) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a short, but thick, dark tan head.
Tobacco, dark fruit, chocolate aroma.
Taste is thick caramel malt, dark chocolate cake...
A little licorice/mint aftertaste.
alobar (3208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, and licorice. Coffee flavor with licorice, caramel, and dark chocolate flavor. Quite nice.