dalfaro86 (235) - 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 (154) - 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 (1509) - 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 itís really easy on the palate, making for a very easy to drink beer. It tastes traditional and very well-brewed. Very nice!
DuffMan (6462) - 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 (635) - 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.
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a roasted malt and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet roasted malt with raisin and nice light dry finish. A good porter from Eel River.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby edged, deep brown-black with thick tan head.
Scent is malt, chocolate.
Taste is chocolate roast, vanilla.
Rich and malty.
Quite a sweet pleasure to drink.
lusikka (5955) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy small head. Aroma of toasted malts, lactose and grassy hops. Flavour of roasted malts, lactose, bread and milk chocolate. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a smooth malty finish with low bitterness. Good.
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bk pour with an off-white head. Some sweet toffee malt, a bit of chocolate, and a fair amount of roast. Thereís a nice bit of coffee to the nose, too. Fairly sweet flavor with a lot of toffee and chocolate maltiness. Some hints of yeast, floral, and earthy hops. A decent coffee nose and a very mild bitterness.