Evolutionary (238) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from giant eagle. Nose is cocoa and hint of a dark cherry there too. Smooth thick feel and well balanced. Just a bit of hop bite with the sweet cocoa to follow. Not too smoky. Glad to see they finally made it to ohio.
---Rated via my mouth
bubblehouse (192) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really tasty porter. Has a hint of chocolate finish but not overpowering like other porters.
ADesenberg (464) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: pours a nice chocolate brown with a nice tan head. Aromas are chocolate and toasted malts. Taste is much the same, sort of a middle of the road flavor, nothing exciting, or offensive here.
skinnycheeks (14) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had this one a few times. Nice dark beer and goes down smooth as you would expect from only 5.2%. Wish it was a little stronger for the taste though.
blklab2007 (1859) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a brown color with a thick coating of off white head that retained a ring on the glass. Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some oats. Mouth feel is a solid medium and the carbonation is medium low. Flavor has smooth roasted malts, nice oat like richness, dark chocolate, and a hint of bitterness into the finish. Well made and extremely drinkable.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a teku. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of fluffy foam. Decent retention. The aroma has notes of bread, oats, roast, and a bit of coffee. Taste is more of the same with a good bit of oat coming through. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied. Pretty easy to drink a couple of these without feeling the effects.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with me by Dan. THANKS! Snifter pour was black with an off-white one finger head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, dry nibs, dark nuts, and vanilla. The taste was similar with the roasted malts most dominant and then a hint of dark chocolate. Not sweet at all. Relatively dry finish. Some coffee. Texture was medium for a porter. Modest carbonation. But overall it was a good porter.
matthewjk (843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just getting used to having Deschutes available around the tri-state area. This porter, which I was highly anticipating, is not so "radical" as advertised, but underwhelming and too herbal for my tastes. It is creamy and does have a nice texture. There are a panoply of better, entry-level porters out there (e.g. Bells & Founders blow this out of the íwaterí).
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Best before 7/10/14. Dark brown, sort of red color. Mostly dark overall. Clear around the edges. Thin off-white head, leaves plenty, thick lace. Awesome darker, lightly bitter chocolate in the aroma. Cocoa. Some roast malts. Great big potent aroma, especially for the relatively lighter ABV. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. All these Deschutes flagships that Iíve tried have a very distinct texture. Very smooth and easy drinking, despite not being as chewy as my other favorite porters. Nice bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Good roasty cocoa aftertaste. An impressive porter. The reason for itís renown is clear.
EcnarM (46) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a steady porter to enjoy and taste. Nothing over the top in its aroma or flavor, just consistently good across the spectrum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone