ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Such a good baseline type Porter. Nice brown mocha color. Very balanced and malty like flavors. Not aggressively sweet nor chewy, but nicely balanced. I have had better, but I have also had far worse.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, consumed on 12/15/07. Clear, dark brown pour. Nice head that faded fast to thin skin. Aroma is deliciously fruity: wine-like, with mocha/chocolate undertones. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Slight astringency a plus. Flavors are subtle and well-balanced: hard to pin down exactly due to the astringency making my tongue pucker! Mainly a mild roasted chocolate flavor with not much sweetness and even less bitterness. Flavor a little disappointing after the awesome aroma.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Brew poured like black coffe. Deep brown with a light, tan head with little lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, caramel and crystal malts.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, cocoa, and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate, and a light bitter finish.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, fading to burnt gold at the edges, thick almond head with decent retention. aroma is of rich roasted malt, cream, faint vegetal (reedy) note. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, rich heavy roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Very delicious.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Marriott bar on the Big Island. Dark pour, more carbonation than expected. Not much aroma, flavors were not overpowering- some bitter chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Overall I felt this was nothing special- nothing stood out for me with this one.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour: dark chocolate brown. Head: creamy, medium, beige. Aroma: some roast, coffee, chocolate. Flavor: some roast, sweet malty body, chocolate, coffee. Palate: lively. Finish: roasty.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Black color. Simple Ale, some sweet caramel flavor and not much more. Tasted side-to-side to the Stout it doesn’t have the same character.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ON tap at the Irvine YardHOuse. Poured a dark brown/black with smallish light brown head. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Had a subtle weirdness to it; almost sour. Solid hopping. Overall it was about average.
chwilliams (3) - Hood Rover, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium body with a balance of caramel and chocolate, then a lightly hopped roasty finish.