noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another product of the micro brewers in Oregon. Great tasting beer. clean and to the point. Buy it, try it, and you will be hooked.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a dark mahogany - very dark with reddish tints. Smells roasted with chocolate smells. Tastes like a combo of tasty malts. Faint taste of brown sugar. Clean finish - smells stronger than it tastes - but still pretty good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Indiana Red for this one. Easy and approachable, just like I like my women. The beer itself pours smooth and velvety with little carbonation (again, just like I like my women). A nice hint of chocolate tickles the tongue and a slight smoke flavor seals the deal. Good stuff.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Caramel head, dark coffee smell. Expected choco, malty taste. Very tasty easy drinking.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark black with reddish highlights. Thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of alcohol. Great burnt roast malt flavor, very clean and fresh tasting. I really enjoyed it because I knew that I was not drinking a stout or a brown ale, I was drinking porter. Very Nice.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark beer with a big beige head. Huge roasty aroma with some coffee. Peaty flavor with some roasted malts. Some smoothness to it, but just a hint of acidity at the end (not really from any bitterness). Bit thin and easy drinking.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby, dark ruby.
I smell burnt timber, dried fruits cooking on a wood-fired stovetop, and cast iron.
Taste smoked peat; cast iron skillet lickin’
good; burnt biscuits over a fire; some old staw. Nice porter brings to mind an image of an old-fashioned road side tavern filled with porters unloading horses, eating bad tavern food, and drinking decent beer. Lots of quaffable qualities to this beer.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a nice medium body porter.very drinkable and goes down smooth with hints of smoke at the end.very good stuff.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Almost black in colour. Thin example of a porter. Decent malty but no trace of chocolate. But there is a medium bitterness.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deschutes just entered Colorado and so did Black Butte Porter but my sample was purchased in California.
Dark brown. Light tan head. Nice lace.
The smell is typical. Dry bitter chocolate, coffee, minimal hops and toasted grains.
I like it. Very malty with roasted grains, coffee, smokiness, molasses, slightly sweet, moderately bitter, very balanced. A solid porter.