RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Some sweetness, some bitterness. OK.
GTAEgeek (1922) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a bottle. Pours a hazy brown, with a small, foamy, beige head. The nose is licorice, caramel, burnt toast, and chalk. Sweet and malty flavor. Medium body, a little thin, and smooth. Overall, this is a weak porter, with some fairly unpleasant aromas and a weak palate.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a glass. Dark cola pour with a thin, light-tan head. Aroma is vanilla, smoke, peat. Taste is earthy, light stone fruits, smoke, vanilla. Fairly thin, a bit on the sweet side. A little hoppy bitterness would go a long way with this. Finishes a bit on the stale cigarette side.
hayduke (4919) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass brown with a tan foam cap. Nose of chocolate, fruit, and hint of coffee. Medium to full body and creamy mouth feel. Flavor is chocolate, fruit ,and coffee. Biter coffee finish. Good.
swesson (368) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle. This one isn't for me. Tastes like burnt cigarette water, smoky, peaty, but in a bad way. Yuck.
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Ernest (7318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Simple aroma and a very small vanishing head starts things off on unstable footing, and it stumbles even further in the mouth, where it’s overly sweet and syrupy/flabby. Mediocre.
zoucrew102 (1376) - - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, rating #800. Roasted malt aroma with sweet chocolate notes in the background. Pours dark brown with a thin, but retentive light brown head and decent lacing. Starts with with sweet chocolate notes with a rich, smooth mouthfeel, probably courtesy of flaked barley. Finishes smooth with roasted malt flavors to go with a medium bodied drinkable porter. Another good one from elevation.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Cait. Appearance: film tan head, black color, good lacing, opaque. Aroma: wheat, chocolate, light toasty notes. Palate: average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet chocolate and light wheat astringency. Overall, unique, but not necessarily anything special. Wheat is off.
gunnfryd (14111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, malt, chocolate. Flavour is coffee, licorice, malt, hop, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
ajnepple (5058) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle from Coconuts. Black appearance with a small, lingering tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, coffee, light roast, caramel, toffee, light vanilla and light hops. Similar flavor, smooth, dark and malty with mild sweetness and light bitterness. Average body, a little thin, with a smooth lasting finish. Solid porter, a few tweaks and it could be top notch.