Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear dark brew that glowers deep red when held up to the light. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is wonderful sweet chocolate, hint of coffee, caramel at the start and a little butterscotch in the finish. Very good!
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of butterscotch in the nose. Nice!! It was also full of chocolate and light fruity tones too. Poured a clear dark brown. Tastes like butter, cocoa, milk chocolate, and awesomeness in a bottle. Well done. Thanks for sharing JB.
jb (2226) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really tasty bomber. Notes of chocolate and coffee in nose and palate. Rich nose and palate. Enjoyed this.
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle as shown, 12oz .. . black on the pour .. . light foam .. . tar and toast .. . mild mouth, mild finish .. . pretty nice but unexceptional
.. . . night baldy!
dalfaro86 (291) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a semicloudy dark orange brew with a medium sized beige head with regular to poor retention, the aroma has notes of caramel and chocolate, medium bodied, the flavor has notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and floral hops, bittter finish, unbalanced.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe shared with Steve.Dark brown pour with a thin off white head.Chocolate and roast malt aroma.Caramel,cocoa,chocolate and roast malt flavour.A good tasty organic offering from Eel River.
yackery (156) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a two-finger sandy head that dissolves in a minute over a deep brown translucent body with frosty lacing.
Aroma is bread and toasted grain, some basement earth and hints of dark chocolate and dried berry.
Taste is mild salty and lightly sweet and umami with a lingering bitter finish.
Body is full with strong carbonation and thick texture that leaves a sticky residue.
A superb beer with extra points for organic ingredients.
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another fine offering from Eel River. It has a somewhat thin, very dark brown colored body with a thin, off-white head. It definitely looks the part of a porter. The aroma is great - jam-packed with very nice chocolate malts and a touch of roast. Its nose is full and robust. The flavor is of fresh cocoa with a semi-sweet roasted finish. The body is relatively thin and it’s really easy on the palate, making for a very easy to drink beer. It tastes traditional and very well-brewed. Very nice!
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Medium brown, sienna highlights, creamy ecru head. Aroma is wonderfully malty, bread crusts and brown sugar and chocolate. Chocolatey palate, background notes of brown bread and caramel. Smooth, with a nice balancing bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable, tasty porter that appeals to me on many levels; for one, it has the nose of a rich doppelbock, and for another, it rises above the tendency of many porters to be stout-clones. This has lovely character and drinkability. A pleasant surprise.
MattH (649) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong aroma and flavor of dark chocolate and another sweet vinous flavor that I cannot quite pinpoint.