mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some unfamiliar fragrances for a porter here with raspberry coming through quite a bit. Unfamiliar flavors, too. Gone are the chocolate and coffee you might expect, replaced with nutty malt, raspberry, pretzels, wood, and an extremely dry and chalky finish. The grassy hops are quite aggressive for a porter, too.
Very different. Give it a try.
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
from BOTM club. Pours dark brown, hint of light comes through. gassy tan head. Rich malty nose hints of cocoa. Flavor starts tasty of cocoa but quickly turns harsh. Carbonation and harsh green hop flavor overwhelms malt flavor. Started off with promise but falls short.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak roasted chocolate malt body. Light coffee bean notes. Some milky sweetness with chocolate and grass. Dry and a little chalky.
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks atom. pours a deep black with big tan head. aroma of chocolate and nuts. medium body little on the hoppy side also little ashy
matthewjk (1073) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Came along via Beer of the Month Club - 12oz bottle into bottle. This thing lacked the robust characteristics that I was hoping for. Bit thin. Iím bypassing this in the future.
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty true to the style but without significance. I may have had it too cold, but the aroma was weak and the palate was exceptionally smooth for the style. Not much up front, but nice hints on the back. Roasty and chocolatey with hints of alcohol.
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of GT2. Pours a dark brown/cola with ruby highlights and a thin khaki head. Aroma is predominately cocoa powder, raisin, and dark malts. Taste similar to aroma with some coffee and burnt earthy flavors on the finish. Not bad, not exciting.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle shared by GT2: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and nutty nose with a touch of diacetyl. Starts with decent fullness and toasty dark maltiness with a touch of burnt popcorn and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. An average porter at best. Could use a little more body and complexity.
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Another country rate, this time from Oklahoma. Clear maroon brown, small tan head. Aroma of boozy chocolate syrup. Taste is light cocoa powder and american coffee. The style actually blends well with the dark but light bodied African beers we had earlier in the tasting.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks GT2. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light earthy. Soft light-medium body.