Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer as it sets in my glass, black-a-vised, the head is monumental in size, light chocolate in color and frothy in texture, as the head disappears, a thick coating of lace forms on the glass. Nose is roasted and toasted grains, sweet, crisp and fresh, a real treat for the senses, start is thickly malt and somewhat sweet, top is middling and rich in feel to the palate. Finish is moderately acidic, the hops pronounced in their spicy bite, bitter chocolate dry aftertaste, a nice porter that is certainly worthy a try for the lovers of the “Dark” side.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub. A black ale with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, fruit, ash. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark berries. Finish is ash, fruit, nice bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation.
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin head and lovely lace. Aroma is espresso with a hint of walnuts. Flavor is mellow if you sip it, but nice and bitter if you take a big drink. Coffee aftertaste. Good clean porter.
luttonm (4721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Elysian, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Hazy chocolate brown, brown foamy head. Malty sweet chocolate aroma. Sweet sip, touch lactic, malty cocoa. Fizzy finish. Ok.
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the source in Seattle-USA. Coffee like pour cloudy, brownish cap adhesive. Nose: hint of cocoa powder, Tiramisú. Mouth: coffee powder, watery, a bit tart, flat. Boring but not that bad. Limbo.
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gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On June 25, 2015. At Elysian Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.
Dark brown to black color, teal head. Roasted, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Roasted scent. Sweet aftertaste.
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour from tap into a cylindrical tasting glass at the brewery in Seattle. Black and opaque with a moderate head. Dry dark malts on the nose. A little earthy. Medium body. Dry. Taste is a step up from a typical English porter. Dry with a little smoke and a little chocolate. Flavorful, but nothing too obtrusive. Something I could drink a few of without much of a problem. The centennial add a nice bitterness, though I’m not getting much of their fruitiness. Probably intentional considering the style, but I still miss it a little.
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Ginger Man, New York, NY. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes simiar, roasty, malty, slight coffee, rather thin porter but alright.
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best smelling porters ever. well blanced, big and smooth. more robust and flavorful than many stouts, this porter is a treat. i’ll search this out regularly."
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery bar. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Light coffee, light treacle aroma with a little choc. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Choc, coffee, toffee, a light lemon. It’s fine.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Black pour with a thick khaki head. Smells of coffee grounds, roasted malt, and a lot of earthy hops. Sort of ashy. Decent cocoa powder aroma. Flavor is a bit acidic and ashy. Some dust. Roasted malt, cocoa powder, and coffee grounds. Really earthy and kind of bitter.