JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my friend Caryn for hooking me up with the bottle. Dark brown with garnet tints and a medium sized light brown head. Moderately roasty aroma with definite chocolate milk and iced coffee highlights. Iced coffee/cappuccino flavor follows - lightly roasted malts with earthy hops, light molasses and mild vanilla. Lightly carbonated, and the palate is a little weak, but that’s really the only ding against it. Solid, tasty porter overall.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a large tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted coffee, cocoa, and a bit of sweet malt. Full body. Flavor has a decent helping of roast malt, but not quite stout like, dry-roast coffee, cocoa, light sweet brown sugar. Finish is a bit on the dry side. The fairly big body on this porter makes up a bit for its lack of, for lack of a better word, creativity. Still, it’s a good beer and easily something I would drink again.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Newer availability at Chuck’s: pours cloudy dark mahogany. biscuit, brown sugar, roasted malts, hint of coffee on the nose. subtle burnt toast, more sweet malts with a drying bitterness that lingers through the finish. nice carbonation, rather smooth and drinkable. nice sessionable beer.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle to glass. Aroma of sweet roasty malts. black color with light tan head. slight bitterness. An easy drinking porter. Great for a rainy day.
cheap (5118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big tuff beer. Pour is nice and dark, almost brown near black. Taste is roasty dark beer enjoyment. could have a few more manners but comes across rather nicely. Yes, seems like a higher alky stout. Not bad overall, a medium fine beer drinken experience. Ceramy at times. Some roasted bitterness on the finish.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber From Utah State Liquor Store #18 Cedar City. Nose is caramel with a hint of coffee and roastiness. Clear rusty brown with a huge beige head that laces heavily. Flavor is caramel and hints of nuts and coffee. Good light porter; I could drink lots of this one if it was local.
Nuffield (3994) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted and chocolate, with a rounded and full flavor profile that ends in an oddly bitter and somewhat disappointing finish. Moderate porter palate, in part to be expected. Bottle.
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from EZ. poured a thinner black body under a large bubbly super light beige head. Aroma of chocolate milk lite, lactose, chocolate, grains and dust. Body is thinner and the carboantion is on the strong side with a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a touch more roastiness then the aroma. Decent beer but not in love with the palate on this one.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is lightly sweet, medium body, soft carbonation, slick feel. Good.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Almost completely opaque dark red color, minimal light tan head. Mild hop, some chocolate aroma. Mostly a bit watered down, it seems. Carbonation is prominent. Very light sweetness. Light bitter. Kind of a boring porter.