ericdevin (471) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse. This just wasn’t doing it for me at the time, but I would give it another shot. Pours very dark, slight tan head. Aroma has a slight roastiness and nuttiness. Body is slightly creamy, some sweetness and elements of sweetness to finish, which gets progressively sweeter, mediated by a slight herbal tinge. Fine, but not mindblowing.
larryLSB (369) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at burger Aptos at a Drakes tap takeover. Dark brown with a medium light tan head. Nose was a blend of milky chocolate and coffee. Roasty taste somewhat cola like. Nice dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown color with tan head. Roasty, nutty, coffee, chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice dark toast, dark roast malt flavors with chocolate, pale malts----classic Porter
DavidWoodruff (385) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee and cacao.
Appearance:Dark brown/black with ruby highlights and a large brown head..
Flavor: Mocha and a very clean slightly sweet maltiness. Hops are not part of this beer’s profile.
Palate: Medium to full bodied with a roasty-malty finish.
Overall: Good porter, a bit more complexity would make it more interesting.
rayOfBeer (647) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: inky dark brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is roast grain with coffee, caramel and rasting nuts. Flavor is similar to the smell with toffee on top of roasted grain, roasted nuts, a little charred bread, and a dab of soy sauce. Palate is thick with a mild sweet and a light bitter. This beer is a mouthful of flavor and nice to sip easy to drink.
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big and bold. Love this porter. Pours a deep black with a lasting head. Nicely roasted body to this one.
Thisis12ptfont (711) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of hazelnut, caramel and spices. Dark brownish black with a tan foam rim. Pleasantly chalky flavors of cocoa nibs, black patent, nuts and toasted caramel. Subtle hop undertones with a continuous cocoa/chocolate on the finish. Overall, Well done. Smooth, balanced and drinkable. I’d give this an A rating.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, coffee and licorice. Malty and chocolatey flavor with roasty coffee and a bit of licorice before a bitter, roasty finish.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bevmo, Salinas. Nose is rich chocolate, lots of roast, and a hint of smokiness. Black with a big tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter, charred bread, and a moderate chocolate. Excellent porter!
beertholomeus (380) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich coffee and chocolate aroma along with some roasted malt notes.
Pours a rich, deep black with a dark tan one and a half finger head.
Tastes of strong roasted malt flavor. Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavor.
Medium to full body with a slightly creamy texture. Low carbonation and a chocolaty finish.
Overall a very good robust porter.