Gription79 (2802) - 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 (5545) - 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 (851) - 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 (5045) - 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.
matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz pour - As the label suggest, I would call this a lactose porter. Much of this is dairy with some complimentary dry characteristics. Good everyday type porter that is easy drinking.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a tan ring head. Funky, almost moldy garbage aroma and I’ll throw in some malt balls. Super thin body and lacking in comparison to other solid porters. Coffee and charcoal trailer. Ok, but disappointing,
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cocoa and coffee roasted aroma. Dry roasty flavor, some biscuit and caramel coming through in the aftertaste. Moderate bitterness. Maybe a little astringent?
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This came back from Salt Lake City and the State Liquor Store courtesy of my brother Rick. Poured a dark brown with a tan head and really big bubbles. Lots of lacing as it slowly settled. Nose of roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Medium plus in body, with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with lots of chocolate and coffee. Some bitterness in the finish. Right to style and easy drinking. I liked this one a lot.