smallfry (16) - - SEP 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(From a bottle) Very little hoppiness but lingering bitterness and astringency. There isnít really any nice dark maltiness to it. Although the aroma is of chocolate (and is really quite nice), the taste is uninteresting, thin, and muddled. Compared to other porters it has very little rich chocolate or dark fruit flavors that I look for. Iím very surprised by how well this is rated. Not a good porter.
rondphoto (2027) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Opaque dark brown color, rocky 1" tant head that retains well, bands of lace. Taste is good roasted malt with a dose of chocolate (I donít really detect coffee). Both merge and move smoothly to a lightly bittered finish. More sweet shows the longer it lingers. A very drinkable/enjoyable light stout, somewhat rich and milky. I like it.
chinchill (1889) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park at about 55F.
Nearly opaque red-brown; very good, durable tan head that leaves ample sticky lacing.
Aroma: dark bread with hints of smoke, toffee and dark fruits
Flavor: Follows the promise of the aroma. Moderate level of dark roasted malts flavor. Faint coffee in the aftertaste.
Feel: soft medium carbonation. Near medium body.
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice dark brown color with a one and a half white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute in a concave fashion. The lacing sticks finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell has a nice sharp robust roasty coffee blended nicely with some light chocolate.
The taste has a smooth rolling flavorful blend of coffee to chocolate with a nice light maltiness just rolling underneath it all. Thereís a decent rich smooth coffee to chocolate aftertaste that leads to a nice smooth sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation is fairly low in this beer but still good for the style and for me.
Overall, wow, what a nice Porter. Organic or not, I donít care, Iíd have this again.
Davros (1947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Pours black with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows some chocolate, a little roasted malt, some faint coffee. Appetizing.
Relatively subtle flavours, some roast and soft liquorice along with bready and toasty malt. A bit of acidity from the roast.
Nice moderate carbonation.
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow thats good, I like it. Strong chocolate. Thick body. 2 bonus pts on overall for being organic. Silky smooth.
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige coloured head dark pour medium carbonation aromas roast coffee bean vanilla caramel rich chocolate the flavours very malty good rich chocolate caramel roast coffee medium bitter liquorice crisp hops the finish clean crisp porter malt tastes are solid good sweetness nice bitter and hop finish good porter
skinnycheeks (30) - - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an old log that Iím filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.
hawthorne00 (2439) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a beige head thatís soon less than a coat. Aroma of mocha and dark berries. Rather thin. Fairly dry with cocoa, Milo, some dark fruits, little bitterness, slightly astringent at the end. Some OK malty things going on, but itís all a bit vague and athematic (unless "organic beers often lack presence" is a theme).
HIGHB4LL (544) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Eel River. Appearance: 2 fingers light brown head, dark brown color, good lacing, medium cloudiness. Aroma: chocolate, roast light coffee, light floral. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry finish. Taste: sweet throughout with very light bitter at end. Overall, unique, good balance, enjoyable.