generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour produces a one inch thick foamy head. It has a light tan color and very good retention. It fades very slowly and makes some cool, slick lacing as it makes its way down the glass. The body has a very dark brown color that is nearly opaque with dark, deep crimson highlights. The aroma is rather light and has some light roasted malt notes with some leafy hops and a hint of sweet caramel. Its flavor has solid base of sweet roasted malt with dark caramel and light coffee notes. Hop flavor is modestly balanced and has a nice leafy tone with a very slight metallic touch creeping in as well. The finish has a quick flash of roasted flavor before quickly fading off the tongue. The palate has a solid medium body and a slick smooth texture with well balanced carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (542) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-20-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a one finger tan head. The head fades fast to give only a very small amount of lacing.
Smell – Sweeter toffee and caramel as well as aromas of dark bread and a light roasted malt are present mingling producing a nice sweet bready aroma.
Taste – A dryer dark bready flavor with hints of a very light sweetness are upfront. As the flavor advances it bitters more as some roasted flavors of a light coffee and burnt toast become present. These flavors last to the end where they leave a bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is very average in thickness with a slightly lower level of carbonation. The body is a little lighter then desired as a thicker body would allow all the roasted flavors to really be tasted.
Overall - A little on the dry side without much variety in the flavor profile. One I would likely not go back to again and again.
hockeybeerguy (1633) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
Into a pint glass, I poured this.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace. There was no lacing observed anywhere on the sides of the glass.
The smell had some light dark roasted chocolates pervading through a rich bitter coffee aroma.
The taste was basically the same with no aftertaste and a quick dry coffee-like finish.
On the palate, it sat a diligent medium on the body. There was a complete assurance on my part how this beer just stayed the same all the way through. I liked that. Sessionability - hmmm....well, perhaps, I could sense that there was a decent sessionable quality to this beer. The carbonation seemed fitting for the style and there was nothing obscure to me.
Overall, this is not a bad American Porter, perhaps not one to really go nuts about, but worthy of throwing back if one ever sees it.
BOSSbrewer (1493) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slight roast. Flavor is slightly sweet and some roast. Slight bitterness on the finish. Drinkable beer.
indyqboy (1) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Enjoyed, not the greatest beer, but it’s reasonable for what it is attempting to be.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a porter that looks ok but once you take a closer look it doesnt add up too anything special, not something I will look for ok watered down flavors not a true porter
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma. Caramel and chocolate flavor up front finishing a bit thin. There are a lot of better and more complex porters but this ones okay and pretty easy to drink. I’ve had some pretty bad ones from Dundee so I’d say this is probably the best one from them I’ve had.
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Roasty chocolate malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a small beige head. Charred malt, nutty, light chocolate flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
BeerdedDave (265) - - JAN 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
reddish-brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor; slightly sweet; medium-bodied
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Great looking pour - deep mahogany with a soapy head. Nice little roast and toffee nose, but a hint of sour in there. Taste is unintended sour, and somewhat bitter and drying. Not great.