firkinChad (26) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-Rich roasted notes. carmel, nutty, and chocolate make a intense nose.
A-Dark, deep, chesnut brown with a red tint. Moderate opaque appearance. Vanila/off white head.
T-Matches what I smell and see with high expectations. Roasty malts have a wounderful nutty taste with slight smokiness.
P-Rich and Smooth mouthfeel
O-outstanding porter representation and specs for style. Richness in every step of the experience.
tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep and dark red, almost brown, with a khaki head.Lots of toasted malt on the nose, caramel, breadiness, toffee, milk chocolate and maybe some vanilla. That toasted malt is big in the taste as well, there’s a little hoppiness, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and roasted coffee beans. Medium bodied, velvet smooth. Delicious.
DeclanT (55) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought from a small store near Lake Tahoe.. A good solid porter, toasted flavour and very drinkable from the bottle. Goes great with BBQ food.
khoffman43 (851) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at brewfest. Pours dark, nice chocolate and roasted malts on the nose and tongue. Solid beer, drinkable for a porter.
Mike_in_Kansas (22) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours deep brown/black with reddish tint and no cloudiness. Head is off-white and large; very long lasting with excellent lacing. Nice balanced smell - moderate toasted malt and moderate hoppiness with light yeastiness. Initial flavor is of sweet chocolate/cocoa with a slight bitter finish. Medium-bodied with nice creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last night of trip, in Henderson watching Lois make the great DVD of the trip. bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma was some chocolate, with roasted malts, and dark fruits. Flavor was light roasted malts, chocolate, with some bitterness. Pretty enjoyable.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from my sister on her trip to Oregon. Pours dark brown with a small head that fades normally, leaves some lacing. Aroma is light roast, cocoa, and a hint of coffee beans. Decent taste, roasty and chocolaty. Creamy finish with a touch of spice and bitterness. Medium body. Solid porter.
monk191 (374) - California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent porter, pours a nice brown-black with a thick tan head. Smells great, coffee and nutty. Taste is not quite as good, very chocolaty and coffee. Finishes slightly hoppy. Bad in the bottle.
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WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark with a lasting tan head. Quite a roasty aroma with some coffee. Coffee again in the flavour, quite thin, a lot of roast and mild bitterness in the finish. Good, somewhat robust, but nowhere near the Obsidian Stout.
Nische (72) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Rich dark chocolate, roasty malts and coffee in the aroma. Smooth and creamy. Taste of dark chocolate and cocoa and finishes with a little bit of roasted coffee. A very good porter.