elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4/5/08 notes: bottle. Like JW’s IPA, I expected the worse and found this not all that bad. Taste was quite roasty with a medium body. I tasted a bit of coffee and brown sugar as well, and both flavors were meshed fairly well together. This beer, as I would expect, simply lacks anything real special. It seems “young”: simple flavors and complexity with a light body. If you see this around along with other stuff its price, it wouldn’t be the worst grab!
chinchill (579) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in a snifter. Pours a dark reddish-brown with nice mahogany highlights. There is a decent tan head.
Good mouthfeel, with well-chosen carbonation, but a touch watery. Medium body.
Aroma: mild: sweet dark malt; noticeably hoppy; slight hints of smoke and dark fruits.
Taste: light for style, but otherwise without serious flaws. Has the hoppy tinge expected of an American Porter.
O - A quality porter. Good value as part of Dundee ’craftpack’.
DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source for $1.40 on the close-out shelf. Clear, dark red / brown color. Thin tan head, that fades a bit. Leaves decent lace. Medium body, lighter carbonation. Chocolate, some dark fruit. Lightl sweet nutty character to it, like marzipan. More sweet taste, overall. Chocolate is kind of the artificial, syrupy variety. Some molasses - type flavor to it. Overall, not impressive, but not too bad, either. Tolerable, and decent to wash a sandwich down with.
AndyW68 (392) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a red tint. Clear held up to light. Short lived tan head with minimal lacing. Aroma is more sweet than roasted malts. Taste is tame. A little caramel with a little bitter hop. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate are very muted for a porter. I would not be upset if I brewed this, but I would not market it.
Beerathon (590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut in color with fluffy off-white head and lacing. Thin mouth feel with lingering caramel/toffee flavor. Aroma is inviting with the roasted malts and caramel.
SoberDave (115) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak ruddy aroma. Pours brown with a white foamy head. goes down smooth with a coffee/chocolatey flavour.
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a red tint, half inch of tan foam. Aroma of malts, hops, dark chocolate. Tastes of heavy hops with a biting alcohol after taste and some roastiness.
EtTuCthulhu (394) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a reddish brown with a cream colored head that is quite prominent, and the aroma is strongly roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. The thin body sticks out, but the strong umami and slightly sweet taste don’t make you forget this beer. Also, the abrupt finish, flat carbonation, and the slick texture compliment each other nicely.
BrewBoxer (1229) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown color. malty as it warms. not as flavorful and nutty as i wanted. decent and drinkable. but nothing to remember from this overpriced sample pack
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a translucent brownish-black from the bottle with bubbly khaki head and good lacing. Aroma is basic barley, taste is a little more roasted and coffee, but light. Light body and easy to drink, but nothing exciting.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 12oz. bottle into pint glass. Malty, chocolately, typical porter scents. Taste is a little on the sweet side, clean, not very complex.