chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours light for porter, a darkish brown but shows pretty light and clear held up to the light. There is a lot of carbonation, at least three full fingers of head with good retenino, not great lacing though.
The aroma is on the lighter side with german style malts, light smoke, and coffee.
The taste is watery coffee not very lasting and the feel is super light, like water again.
Not a good beer.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, some faint roast notes, a bit earthy. Appearance: dark, murky, muddy brown; cork popped and shot across the room - heavily carbonated and poured with a thick head with decent retention. Flavor: dominated by a soft chocolate taste, mellow coffee, very slight sweetness upfront but finishes dry. A faint tartness is present in the finish. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, tingly, effervescent. Overall: nice brew, enjoyed trying an older style porter, fun to compare/contrast against the more modern takes on porter.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with a whispy tan head. Malty body with a roasted malt character, a bit coffee like. Chocolate malt tones, with a light dark fruit notes. A bit bitter with a dry finish. Pretty good.
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit on the thin side, well made though, very light head. Very easy drinking just nothing special about it
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at churchkey. thin body. milk choclate. fruity twang. underwealming.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max’s. Sepia with large bubbled beige ring. Balanced dry nose of chocolate, manure. Lightly bitter flavor, more chocolate, lightly grainy yeast. Really dry, grainy finish, nice moderate body with light carbonation.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my brother for sharing this bottle. Bottle 652 of 672. Bottled 3/13/2009.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is that of a basic English porter with slight twist. The first aromas I get are a lot of chocolate and coffee. I also get some roasted malt. At the end of the aroma is some tart dark fruit notes, which makes me wonder if the beer is going to be slightly sour.
The flavor is basic porter. I get a ton of roasted malt and chocolate. There is not much coffee in the flavor and no detectable hops. As I get toward the end of the glass and the beer warms up toward room temperature, I start to get a little bit of the dark fruit tartness that I got in the aroma. The tartness goes very well with the other flavors, particularly the chocolate.
Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus & bhensonb. Pours a dark chocolate color. Has a light sour aroma and a sour chocolate flavor.
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Holy Grale, Louisville. Aroma of coffee, almonds, bitter cocoa and slight fruitcake. Appearance is black with creamy light mocha head; carbonation was just enough to keep the head afloat without overdoing it. Flavor matched the nose with a very creamy; velvet like mouthfeel. Palate was creamy; the finish quite clean. A nice porter-pleasant and quaffable.
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with strong ruby hilites. Aroma is vinous dark malt. Near med body. Smooth burnt malt flavor with barest hints of coffee and chocolate. Tends towards a lightly sour finish.