Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Toasted nut nose. Flavors of licorice and a hint of tart cherry. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma faint with slightly/barely smoky accent, decent foam retention after initial pour, flavor is above average for beer though rather bare-minimum for a porter, palate also bare-minimum. might work as a gateway beer to transition the swill-drinkers toward the hard-n-heavy stuff.
crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bomber purchased in CO and drank in TX. meh; slight roasted malt and cocoa powder in aroma. some of that in taste. thinner porter and just average or maybe slightly below average
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very decent porter. Has the requisite coffee and chocolate, dark character, and a thickish palate.
Cantabrian (959) - 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 (8664) - 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 (4074) - 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 (1848) - 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 (2715) - 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.