BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber – Trade – Douglas88
Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice chocolate and coffee aroma with a great malt backing in the flavor. The beer was great drinking and warmed up well. Tasty Porter.
AirForceHops (3777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle in trade with Sledutah. Used a Stem glass. Small bubbly off white head. Good retention. Light chocolate and coffee nose. Flavor is mild coffee with with some chocolate and roasted malt notes and a light bitterness on the finish. Lighter body. Very easy to drink. This can be an easy, smooth, every day drinker. Nice.
BuckeyeBoy (2938) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle Thanks to Sam. Pours out dark brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of roast malts, milk chocolate, and some coffee notes. Taste was more of the sweetness pit fruit, chocolate, caramel, a little hop bitterness on the end.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour: dark bottle brown, with off-white creamy tan head. Nose: sweet coffee. roasty toasty malts. a bit o chocolate. hop. Taste: creamy sweet roasted malts, chocolate coffee grounds, nice drink. more tasty than their stout. creamy mouthfeel with nice weight.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Roasty aroma with some dark ripe fruit and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is roasty with with some chocolate and coffee notes and a light bitterness on the finish.
jake65 (2794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a thin, creamy brown head. Light aroma is dry and roasty with bits of bittersweet cocoa. Roasty overtones dominate the flavor, but there is not much else going on. A little bittersweetness in the tail. A little metallic twang that goes away once it warms a bit. Ok, but nothing noteworthy.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brownish color with a nice big head. The nose is roasty with a decent coffee note and plenty of caramel. The flavor is balanced and chewy, more caramel and mellanoidins with balanced earthy hops and some underlying hops. The finish is nice and balanced but it’s still not as roasty as I’d like to see.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cola color with a white head. Fairly one note and that is bitter coffee. Almost to the point of grounds. Aroma has a slight medicinal note along with the coffee.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a frothy beige head that has excellent retention. Lots of lacing. The nose is spot on, lots of chocolate malt, some light nutty notes, light roast, some light hops. The flavor is much the same, heavy emphasis on the chocolate malt and a very restrained roasted malt presence. Slightly husky and nutty but in a pleasant way, I like that they kept the roastiness down. Too many Porters really walk the line between Porter and Stout, but this is clearly a true Brown Porter. Nice light hoppiness on the finish keeps it from getting sweet. Lighter bodied with a nice smooth texture and soft fizzy carbonation. This is really really easy drinking. This bomber will go fast. I think this would be a regular drinker if it were available in my area.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours deep mahogany with thin copper edges and tall tan head. The aroma is musty dark roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and a bit of burnt malts. The taste is smooth with a brief pulse of caramel malts quickly moving into dark roasted malts and a thin ribbon of burnt malts. After a few ounces a touch of smoke comes to the surface adding to the experience.