DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from Mariano’s. Probably as close to a St. Patrick’s type beer as I’m coming today. Pours a nice deep brown. Smell of chocolate with just a bit of sweetness. Taste has more coffee overtones to it. Mellow hop bitterness. Alcohol is just on the edge of detectability. Gets pretty roasty toward the end, which makes it a bit more than sessionable.
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. Can’t beat that downtown Chicago. Non transparent dark. Smooth roasted chocolate. Nearly a stout. Not very strong taste but still damn good.
VastActiv (1618) - 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 (2340) - 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 (127) - 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.
Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is chocolate and a classic. Dark beer mouth feel. Taste is a bit chalky, it’s got a chocolate presence. Pretty good.