Bulk_Carrier (3408) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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. There’s 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 don’t care, I’d have this again.
Davros (2611) - 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 (1839) - St. Louis, 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 (3909) - 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 (31) - - 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 I’m filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.
hawthorne00 (3311) - 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 that’s 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 it’s all a bit vague and athematic (unless "organic beers often lack presence" is a theme).
HIGHB4LL (837) - 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.
ronaldtheriot (1704) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eel River Certified Organic Porter has an extremely thin, beige, cola-type, fizzy head, an opaque, dark, red-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and suspended particulate matter, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, chocolatey, dark-roasted barley malt, with a touch of coffee. Taste is of all that, with a slight vegetable note. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit powdery, and Eel River Porter finishes dry, powdery, rich, and mellow. Overall, this is quite good. RJT
UncleKorm (1175) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a medium tan head diminishing to a ring w/ lacing. Moderate malty aromas. Initial favor is moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are medium roast malts, lime, citrus, chocolate and cola. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and watery mouthfeel.
Fatehunter (2056) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thin tan head on a light brown body. Almost no head retention.
The aroma is roasted malt. Mild, but nice.
The taste is well balanced, roasted malt, lemon bitterness and chocolate roll around together.
The texture is pretty smooth with low to moderate carbonation.
Aside from the initial poor appearance, this is a good porter.