NachlamSie (2608) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at Marquis Theatre. This is a serious American porter. This is the closest thing I’ve found to my beloved Founders porter. The seaweedy quality is there with tree bark, whole bean coffee, chocolate, earth, slight piney nips, and a nuttiness. This is beautifully interesting. It’s very malty with an excellent bittersweet balance. I love this stuff.
sitzds (229) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Taster served in plastic cup. Dark brown with tan head. Hard to get a sense of lacing or retention. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavors are similar with light up-front sweetness and a bitter coffee finish from the hops. A little thin.
Errl (1256) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can Thanks to Jstax..Nose is nice roast, coffee grinds, light sweetness, cream, chocolate...Taste is earthy, chocolate, light sweetness, dry roast, nutty...
drfabulous (3559) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 ounce can. Chocolate and creamy. Medium body. Overall, solid porter and good roasty taste.
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to nimbleprop. Pours a darker, thick brown with a khaki colored head of foam with good retention. Aroma has sweet roast notes with a rich coffee and toffee nutty character. Taste is a rich, toasty sweetness. Dryer bitterness shows itself in the finish. Medium bodied and a thicker mouthfeel. Very enjoyable porter.
kermis (4189) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared with iphonephan. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of big roast upfront, with dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter with slight smoky aspect coming out along with those from the aroma. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz can courtesy of Kermis. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of chocolate and coffee. Moderate to high carbonation. Slight to moderately bitter finish.
Braudog (5454) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Nice thick porter-like pour of muddy black. Slippery on the tongue, maybe without all the body I’d expected but still robust. Dry baking chocolate, dark fruit and toffee abound. More assertive than the 5.5% might suggest, giving this a deeper character than you’d expect. Quite yummy. Wish it was colder out. (#5278, 10/5/2013)
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/27/2013. From can. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark roasted malt and chocolate. Creamy mouth feel, rich with a slightly bitter finish.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours pitch black with a minimal mocha head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bitter baking chocolate, tobacco, earthy notes. Taste is roasted chocolate, coffee, bitter ashy oak charr with tobacco and earthy notes. Full bodied little carbonation. A different type of taste but good.