islay (1376) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-26-15. Dark brown, almost black with an amber hue. Small amount of short-lasting, taupe head. Nice tint to the color of the head, but, otherwise, ordinary appearance for the style. Coffee, char, and mocha scents in the pleasant aroma. Very nice, charred toast flavor. Coffee with cream. Medium body. Reasonably crisp and lively in the palate. Smooth and almost silky. Simple beer and in a style for which I don’t particularly care, but a clearly well executed one. Well above average for a porter and a slightly above average beer overall.
RickFifty (611) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red-brown color, tiny beige head. Roasted malt nose, burnt sugar, ripe fruit, caramel, milk chocolate. Sweet taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of earthy hops. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/27/15] Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland. Black. Roasty aroma with some licorice, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Bittersweetish roasty flavor with coffee, licorice, and a dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
badgerbob72 (10) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft.. Flat black with a head that quickly disappears. From the description I was expecting more aroma. I did like the taste. Light coffee with just a hint of bitterness. A solid Porter
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, some red tinges. thin ring of tan head. Roasted malt nose, dark chocolate. Nice rich taste, fairly sweet, then finishing with some good bitter notes.
MWMBeerguy (174) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very slight roast and chocolate aroma. Dark brown that you can see through. Tan head with five bubbles that thin but last. Less body than I expected. Sweet but very drinkable.
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Savage_Night (34) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and dark with a great head. Head retention is good. Aromas are chocolate and coffee malts with a small hit of herbs. Goes down very smooth with a nice butterie feel in the mouth. Definitely taste some coffee, chocolate, dark malt, hops, faint hint of vanilla and peat/smoke. As always, Deschutes does a great job at interpreting a classic porter but managed to give it a bit of a west coast flair to it. Awesome everyday brew.
ZacM612 (274) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Hops. Very dark brown, with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little chocolate. Creamy feel. Pretty good.
hockey9930 (145) - - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark ruby red with a light tan head. Very sweet smell of hazelnut and vanilla. Has a slightly acidic taste with notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Heavy bodied and a lightly oily texture.
smroush (100) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spare head, off-white color. Quite dark brown beer.
Aroma is almost all malt; some chocolate especially on the finish. Hops are very light.
Body is on the light side for a porter. Texture is somewhat creamy. Finish is only average in length and intensity.