Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thanks a ton, Dave. Dark brown pour with very nice looking red highlights. Small brown head that doesn’t stay around for too long, but leaves some nice lacing. Nose of burnt malts, dark fruits, roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, tobacco leaves and ash. Flavor is very similar, heavy on the roast and also a very odd metallic twang at the end of the swallow. Medium bodied, perfect for the style. Finish is a little thin at the end, but has some nice roast components. Pretty lengthy as well. Overall the metallic bite really takes away from the beer overall, but it’s still a pretty solid Porter.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap-pours a rich tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-coffee.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 fantastically solid porter. thick and rich in the glass with an oily gelled viscosity and a creamy head that left great lacing. Simple aroma of medium roast. Great body, great roast character, some coffee, some chocolate, true to style, great all around.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in Mukilteo, WA. Pours to an opaque, black color, with a thin, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of aromas of dark malts, coffee, and piney hops. The palate is soft, with good dark chocolate, coffee, and light roast flavors. This beer finishes with more good coffee and roasty flavors, then ends with a piney hop bite that lingers. An excellent porter with a punch of PNW hop character. Makes for an excellent session brew, a natural with shell fish or salmon, or a number of the pub grub dishes on Diamond Knot’s excellent menu.
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Thick opaque black with a thin tan head and sheets of lace. Nose and palate are hard to place; definitely some black and roasted barley in there. Creamy, thick, and soft. Whisper of cedary hop at the finish. Not a thrill, not a snooze.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Diamond Knot. Black with a tan head on top. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some hints of coffee. Flavor resembles the aroma but more of a chocolate taste than coffee coming through. It seems kinda watered down though. Not as full of flavor as it should.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewery. Black. Somewhat thin. Chocolatey flavour. One dimensional. Not very rich at all, typical finish. Lowest thing I tried in-house here.
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, of course, w. a ring of carbonation. Dank sock, malty flavor. Mediocre.
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Very dark inky brown with golden sides; nearly no head. Sweet-inky, black autumn leaves, nuts, inviting nose. Very cigarette ash-y, dry black bread and roasted flavours. Dry, not full bodied but true to style. OK porter, I dig it.
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black. Coffee aroma. Fairly sweet. There’s plenty of grapefruity hops to go with the malt derived coffee and licorice flavours. Balanced bitterness. A really good porter!