squidknuckle (20) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lesson in the underestimation of beer dating. Gift from a friend in 2006. Bottle dated best by 02/20/07. Stored cold since. Drinks much the same as many of the past descriptions. Head fizzed audibly, almost seltzer-like, died to thin rim lacing in 20 seconds, yet zippy, fine bubble in each lovely sip. Coffee, cocoa, pipe tobacco on nose. Creamy and lively texture. "Sweet & dry" chocolate, root (sassafras et al), and black tea. A tribute to the integrity of this beer. Perfect on a raw October night in CT. Thanks Zep!
JHillAustin49 (49) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured dark molasses brown. Mild lacing, mild carbonation and thin tan head that dissipated quickly. nose is chocolate and light roast. Taste is chocolate, light roast, vanilla anf black cherry. Creamy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish
herrbrown1974 (411) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/amber, some powdery light brown sediment, creamy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasty, cereal, caramel, black cherry. Creamy and smooth. A balanced bitterness on the front with a sweet body. Some boozy, whiskey undertones. Altogether complex and delicious.
60minuteman (497) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Dark color. Black. Foamy and heady. Chocolate aroma and taste. Almost but not quite sweet. Just enough balance to negate it. A classic porter and a breath of fresh air
Clarkdvm (36) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- $3 sale. Canít beat that downtown Chicago. Non transparent dark. Smooth roasted chocolate. Nearly a stout. Not very strong taste but still damn good.
VastActiv (1630) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.
Chadski4 (28) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing flavors without too forceful of a roast aftertaste. Only knock is that the carbonation might be slightly too much for my taste.
blackmetal (110) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of watery for a porter but has a real nice balance of nut and sweet taste
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours coffee black with a huge chocolate, malty, roast aroma, followed by a deep, intense malt base, with just the right amount of bitterness to frame all the flavors.
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Deschutes and still one of my favorites. Its chocolatey, roasted character and hop tinge are spot on.
Masterkush7 (131) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a great brew. wonderful aroma and taste. coffee and chocolate notes. a very smooth beer to drink. a wonderful example of a porter.