smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served cold from tap. Pours a really nice looking dark brown with a tan head that thinned out rather quickly. Smells chocolate, maybe some roasted malts or coffee? Flavor consists of malts and chocolate. It was quite smooth. A nice porter.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich dark looking beer.Lots of malt on the nose with some fruit and chocolate.Chocolate bitterness with a crisp bite with a small bitter bite.
ChazMania (665) - 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 (9541) - 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 (500) - 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 (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016
2016-05-26, bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver, 6-4-5-2-11=28
A bit dry, thin, and not much chocolate for a Porter, also quite watery and with a light hint of cream, but nothing exciting.
2007-09-22, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 5-3-5-3-10=26
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