FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Elliot Bay, West Seattle, April 2007
This is a very light colored Porter; it has a burnt, ruby-amber color that is just dark enough to be opaque if I don’t hold it up to the light. It is topped by a wispy, weak, tap derived, ring of a head. The aroma has notes of roasted raisins, caramel and toffee. The aroma is actually fairly fruity with a solid berry note.
The taste is quite a bit roastier than I was expecting, and it has a nice toasted grain character to it as well. Notes of coffee, toasted biscuits, and burnt caramel round out some rich malty flavors that while noticeable are quite dry and light somehow. This is a very quaffable brew, it is quite tasty and a great brew to have a session over at the local pub.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Mahogany color, light head and lacing. Nose of light roast and cherry, moderate hops in the flavor and a ho-hum finish. Light roast, needs a little kick of something. Body? Intensity. Meh.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark mahogany with light spots of lace and little head. Light notes of chocolate and roast in the nose with some bitterness. Flavor is very similar. Light bodied, being almost a touch too thin. Finishes bitter and malty.
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask 4/18/03. Very Rich and smooth. Blakish red and a brown head. Rich, mellow malt mouthfeel and finish. Very tasty porter.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Tastes like a nicely toasted whole wheat bagel.