willisread (928) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Tanakaya. Drank straight from the can. Good chocolate aromas with some light roasted malt, cinnamon and graham crackers. Taste is quite similar with less of the graham crackers and more of the roasted malt and chocolate. Fairly light bodied and well-balanced albeit a tad sweet. Nice enjoyable porter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Antenna America. This is a GABF Bronze Medal Winner in the 2011 Specialty Beer Category. Pouring pitch black into my pint glass with a tan head, it’s a good looking beer. The aroma is a luscious chocolate with light graham biscuit notes. Fairly light bodied, the taste is sweet vanilla, bitter chocolate syrup and mild graham. If you’re looking for a sweet Porter this’ll fit the bill nicely.
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Union Station in Denver. Really cool communal space. Consumed with willyP and wanderkate. Dark black with minimal head. Off white in color. Little bit of graham cracker on the nose and roasted malts. Maybe some marshmallow sugary notes. Taste has some sweetness but the flavor is definitely more mild than I would like. If you’re going for a graham cracker, I want you to really go for it. Some mild chocolate bitterness at the end. Overall it’s approachable but not very memorable.
nearbeer (4234) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours opaque brown-black with a disappearing foam above. Nose is roasted grain, wheat and vanilla. Taste is coffee, berry, dusty grain and vanilla. A light touch of herby hop on the finish. Near-medium body is a little to the sweet side but overall balanced in a drinkable way. Low carbonation level is nice.
JMurph72 (22) - - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - cocoa and and vanilla, but not getting much nose off of this beer
Appearance - dark mahogany/brown with nice brown head
Taste - initial bitterness, balanced by sweetness and light bitterness at the end
Mouthfeel - light/medium bodied. Very carbonated and sticky
Overall - it's decent. Not sure I follow the Graham Cracker claim. Tastes a lot more like what I'd expect out of a vanilla porter, which isn't a bad thing.
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Roasty, cocoa, slightly woody, slightly smoky, spice.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Cocoa, roasty, slightly smoky, slightly bitter, malty, dry.
P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.
O- This certainly didn’t taste anything like graham cracker or the likes. Mostly a roasty dry bland porter. Standard at best.
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a nice, tan head. Vanilla aroma with some graham cracker notes. Robust, smoked vanilla flavor. Some spices that linger. Could use a bit more punch. But not bad.
cpetrone84 (1722) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep chocolate brown with a tan colored head and solid retention. Nose has a bit of creamy chocolate and vanilla, light roast, over cooked barley, and stale bread crust. Taste is similar, actually much more roasted, some over cooked barley, less creamy chocolate, still some notes of vanilla mix with the light chocolate. Light body, a touch thin in the finish, moderate carb.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad. A dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some roastedness. Pretty typical on the porter side but maybe just a bit more spice than usual. Dry finish.
doctordd8 (19) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really wanted to like this one. Very metallic off taste. Looks good coming out of the can, but taste is odd.