williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is dark dark brown, nearly black. Big, pimply, rocky head. Tan rings of lace. Looks sloshy and not stagnant.
Dark, roasted mocha/coffee aromas. Raisin and dark grape. Unusual sweet candy flavor; really different and delicious.
The taste is smooth mocha and bittersweet cocoa. The sweetness manifests itself as a cherry, grape and dark raisin. Some sour cherry/grape too. Goes from bitter to sweet-n-sour.
The feel is chewy and creamy. Pretty smooth actually, for a porter. Itís a smooth ans sweetish porter. I like it a lot. Raisin + mocha + breakfast blend coffee.
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 (621) - 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 (4519) - 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 (1605) - 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 (9543) - MŲlndal, 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 (594) - 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 Iím not getting much of their fruitiness. Probably intentional considering the style, but I still miss it a little.
evergreen0199 (2973) - 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 (9928) - 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. iíll 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. Itís fine.
brokensail (15728) - 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.