Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from a Utah State Liquor Store. I’m a big fan of the Galloway breed, but I think the picture on the label, - with the white lost on the horizon and no black hindlegs to lock it - does not do justice to its uniqueness. And neither does the beer, unfortunately. I wanted it to be extraordinary, but I got no more than a feeble aroma and a faint flavour of roasted malts, with some nutiness and ashes, and a slightly hoppy bitter finish. The beer feels rather watery. And that should not be a reason to have it only in large bottles. I’d love to come back in a few years and re-try a much improved beer.
BVery (7614) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Dark brown pour with a frothy tight tan head. Aroma is roasty, but also something akin to lemon cleaner (but mild). Medium to slightly light palate. Decent, but not great.
ajnepple (3116) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared with a friend. The aroma and flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Medium body with a soft creamy feel and a smooth finish.
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An average porter Has a nice average flavor nothing special. Malty with no strong alcohol balance.
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Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. This has been in the cellar for several months. Pours with a dense tan head and huge cocoa aroma. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, soft stone fruit. A nice, easy drinking porter.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours like a cola with a root beer head - aroma of molasses and slight butter - roasted malts in the flavor profile with brown sugar.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours black with a reddish brown head. Aromas of chocolate some woodsy aromas and hop resin and a bit of liquorish. Flavor is bitter with a bit of smoke. Body is medium and finishes bitter and chocolatey
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose lightly sweet, sweetness over roast, shade of sour/tart with choco and faint fruit. Pours a deep red-light brown with a foamy tan head. Taste lightly tart, medium sweetness and just enough bitterness for balance, light and gentle roast with mild chocolate, hint of browned nuts toward the back. Crisp light-medium body with a nice soft roast aftertaste, very gentle warming but alcohol wrap-up is top notch. Hops are mild but produce a nice accent. Well made and strong all around.
sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, $3.99 World Market Columbus. Clear black pour; giant rocky eggshell head becomes a large ring and can be somewhat revived with swirling; very heavy alcing. Aroma is weak; "black," nutty, roast, ash, dark chocolate, yet not much coffee. Flavor also weak; nut, roast, ash; dry finish. Velvety carbonation but a little on the thin side. Pretty lame porter.
Cybercat (3877) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black with a frothy and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma has strong woody, nutty, malty, and subtle spicy notes. Flavor has a malty underpinning and nutty, earthy, chocolate, and toffee tones, along with woody, bitter hops. Texture has average weight but plenty of fizz, leaving a woody, earthy finish. A satisfying porter.