bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from brewer - a deep ruby brown pour with a thick sustaining head and perfect lacing. Fresh black coffee in the first whiff then cocoa, toasted malts, and a touch of hops. Taste is rich and smooth with the coffee not overpowering but upfront. Then some cocoa, sweet malts, and a bit of hops in the end but not much. Very well done. Probably the best porter I’ve had. Wife loved it too and it was her first "dark beer." Will travel back to brewer to get more!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Pullman Porter
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, light caramel sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Knoxville Brewers Jam-on tap-pours a light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/coffee, secondary earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-licorice/molasses/coffee, secondary earthy hops.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Dark brown-black, beige head. Roasty coffee aroma, chocolate. Taste is thinner but has roasted coffee, some caramel and chocolate.
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Opaque black with a lasting ring of cream sitting on top. Coffee and chocolate on the nose. Coffee, light sour cream and caramel flavors, with a roasted nut finish. Light-medium body is drinkably watery and roasty-dry.
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma has coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of sourness. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma and not quite to my liking. The palate is thin. Overall its not a very good porter.
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth brew, my expectations where met.
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 hour-old growler. Pours a very dark brown which is noticeably cloudy. A tall tan head comprised of large bubbles sits on top. The aroma is very roasty. I’m not sure if the Pullman Porter has always had coffee as an actual ingredient, but it definitely does now as indicated by the tap handle and the brewer on duty. Coffee is way up front in the nose with a bit of cream and chocolate for balance. The mouth is pretty thin for a porter, but the flavor is just so roasty and creamy that I don’t mind at all. A bit of milky sweetness and dark chocolate linger in the finish while a sharp, but clean, bitterness livens up things a bit. I’m picking up a bit of walnut flavor now. So, this is not the most full bodied of porters, but the coffee works very well with the other flavors and really saves the whole beer. It actually has a consistency and flavor profile of regular iced coffee, which I enjoy on a hot day. I’ve always had a soft spot for Depot Street, but never really been able to thoroughly enjoy most of their beers. I’ve finally found one that I could drink on a regular basis.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Dark coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Some bitterness in a lasting coffee finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Music City Brewer’s Fest. Black in color with a creamy light brown head. Smells of fresh coffee grounds. The taste went the same with a strong coffee flavor. Light to medium body, and somewhat watery for a porter.