cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 bottle at home ... deep brown black .... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast nose... dark malts ... sweet chocolate roast ... light fizz .. soft chocolate ... ligth coffee roast ... mellwo roast
Bottle at home OAKED ... dark black ..thin tan head.. soft bretty fruit roast ... dark malts ... roast ... soft fruits ... light vanilla ... soft breet 3.7
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to TJ, dark brown pour with whitish foam, roasty coffee aroma, flavor is burnt coffee and peanut shells, sourish finish
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, thanks GT. Pours black with a rich, tight mocha head. Nose is fresh coffee, earthy, light hops. Flavor is bright and light, a pleasant roasted coffee, light roasted malts, and bright, tempered hops. Light in the mouth with medium carbonation. Seems very fresh and well put together. Neatly dances between two seemingly different styles.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to tizzlejizzle for sharing the rare DC rate. Black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt and a light amount of pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, pours dark brownish black with brown head, aroma is roast and chocolate. Taste is roast, sweet, the bitter finish, nice porter!
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Bottle with Ray and Ryan. Pours black with thin mocha head. Notes of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. I think this may have been infected because it was a bit tart. It wasnít bad but I donít see this noted in other reviews. I have a couple more bottles Iíll have to re-rate later.
Re-rate - from a can. I definitely had an infected batch previously. Pours black with smallish tan head. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Medium body. Roast flavors dominate with some notes of hops. Pretty solid porter.
gripweed57 (589) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark brown, black color topped by a rocky tan head. Yeasty roasted malt aroma with light banana notes. Flavor is more banana; roasted malt with notes of smoke up front. Medium bodied with coffee-like maltiness and dry resiny hops. Finish is more chocolate and smoked malt. Brief dry finish. Not very complex, but somewhat unique.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at RBWG. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee bitterness. Flavor follows with some roast, some chocolate, some cocoa, and some coffee bitterness. Medium in body and very nice overall.
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can in a chalice. Pours very dark brown with a big, lacy, tan head. Aroma of a lot of roasted malts, a little chocolate and coffee, a little dough and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice amount of maltiness for a beer thatís only 5.5 percent. Average texture. A good porter.
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared by travlr, at rampkrot
smell is coffe, chiocolate hints
light but sharp carbo. taste is quite weak for what i like, but still ok. typical porter .