biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad porter at all. Has a nice chocolate taste and a little toasted coffee. Overall decent
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black....with a small, dark tan head.
Chocolate, mild licorice aroma.
Taste is flat cola, cocoa.
A little watery....a bit plain....
Taste is pretty good, though a little diluted.
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a deep brown color with a very small amount of head on top. Roasted malt in the aroma. Flavors include lots of licorice, roasted grains, ash, tobacco and sweet chocolate. Thin body takes away from the flavors here. There are also some artificial sweetener notes that I wasn’t a fan of.
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Note: my sample of this beer was a few months past the 'best by' date; a friend was just gonna throw it out, but I figured I'd give it a try. From a solo bottle, this unusual porter pours a murky brown color, some ruby highlight. Fizzy head. Smells surprisingly delicious, with plenty of roasted malt, dry chocolate, coffee, caramel, appetizing! However this did not pan out into that impressive of a flavor, mostly fizzy chocolate-cola watery, unpleasant sugariness. Flavors seem more artificial, I'm getting the impression this is just a Tecate owned faux-microbrew. My negative notes on the taste and texture seem to corroborate with other reviewers, so i don't think I have just a bad bottle. In summary, a light macro porter from Mexico, exotic but not craft quality.
TBone (13216) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 330ml (ABM)
Deep brown color, small beige head. Aroma has soya sauce, milk, cola candy and coffee. Medium-bodied. Flavor is mainly cardboard and aspartame. Fizzy. Light milky cocoa toastyness. Short finish. Doesn’t feel fresh or not "aged" very well. D’uh.
rougeau13 (2072) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, milk, and caramel. Tastes a little roasty and sweet; a bit like burnt molasses; but the flavor is anything but robust like I hope for in a porter. Pretty light bodied and a bit fizzy. Smells and looks good but otherwise pretty weak.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a random bar. Pours black--laces okay, roasted malts in the aroma, simple, average. Very mediocre porter--average taste, very unassuming. Actually, the palate is medium-light for the style with a tapering aftertaste. Good beer, not great. A light porter.
ianwelby (580) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black beer with a bubbly brown head which soon disappears altogether. Earthy malt aroma with some burnt toffee in there too. Flavour is quite light. It’s a touch watery but it’s not bad and pretty drinkable. There’s a short, sharp fruit hit when you first taste it but it settles into being a light malty thing with a sweet aftertaste.
asheft (2613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy aroma with faint licorice and hazelnuts and faint red fruit. Opaque with clear, ruddy brown highlights and a thin patch and collar of tan bubbles. Flavour is slightly tart with roasted barley, licorice, and brown sugar. Very low bitterness and peanut and raspberry notes. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, midway been crisp and smooth.
gam (3425) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small head dark pour medium carbonation aromas chocolate malt grain cocoa the flavours sour note cocoa chocolate corn wheat not much bitter dull note watery really the finish a dull tasting porter chocolate the best taste some grain that is flat no for me
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a watery black with some cloudy, off white head. Nose has licorice, coffee bean, mild malt, mild black pepper. Flavor is malty, a little oat, coffee, licorice. Medium bodied, dry finish.