wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ginny for this one. Black body with a sand colored head. Bubbles coat the glass. Very sweet aroma with chocolate, light licorice in the background and a smoky roast quality. Subtle but full flavor. Delicate but not watery. Mostly chocolate, slight cola, and a bit of smoke in the finish. The texture is like silk. This is a great beer.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with small foamy head. Nice lacing left on the glass. Nice aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice mouth feel...full body. Great taste with chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Overall a very nice porter.
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. Dark mahogany red body, close to black with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorices and hint of chocolate. Flavor is smooth coffee, roasted malt and traces of vanilla. Almost extremely smooth and balanced, just delicious.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black to brown pour with tan head. Good aroma, classic flavor, good body. An almost perfect imitation of the classic porter.
mmcallister (1) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is the best beer i have ever had! iím not much of a beer snob (yet), so maybe my opinion wonít matter much. but there is nothing i dislike about this beer! makes me glad i moved to Oregon...
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin white head. Very milky aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Sweet slightly fruity with chocolate and coffee. Smooth creamy finish with bitter notes. Bit of a grainy aftertaste. Lots of malt. Good beer.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Severely disappointed. Looked and tasted like a cola. Too thin for my liking with no head. Chocolate was too lite in both aroma and taste. Deschutes is a great brewery so I hold their releases to a high standard. They can do better than this.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at New Otani Hotel, watching sunset on Waikiki beach. Pours a very dark mahogany with a think, sandy brown head. Aroma is all chocolate and pacific northwest hops. Taste is same, really good and full-bodied. The malts are really roasted dark giving caramel, dark roasted coffee and other burnt grain flavors. Really glad to find this beer as Iíve never seen it on the east coast before.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Dragonstout. Pours a dark brown with slight tan head. Has aroma of roasted malts. Tastes of chocolate, burnt grain, licorice, and earth. Palate is a medium consistency with a thin clean finish.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. BB 04/26/08 1200K. Beer is very dark ash brown, nearly opaque. Head is large, off-white, frothy. Quickly diminishing but mostly lasting. EKG of lacing hovering above the watermark.<P>Malt quality is rich. Moderate notes of roasted grain, chocolate, lighter notes of toasted bread crust, cafe au lait; Hoppy with light/moderate notes of resin/pine, savory herb; Yeasty with a light note of dough; Light woody/cedar note, <P>The flavor is moderately/heavily bitter, moderately acidic, lightly sweet with a long, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Slightly smoky woody finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average/lively.<P>Safe and solid.