ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 2/18/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. Itís not completely opaque at all, like many porters tend to be. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that fades into a thin film with some collaring around the edge of the glass.
S: A fairly chocolaty porter; itís more dry than milky sweet, though. Some nuts, dark unroasted malts, and hazelnut coffee tie these qualities together. Not particularly grabbing or expressive, but good.
T: Even drier than the nose suggested. There are some roasted nuts to start, some lactose cream flavors in the midtaste, and a finish of coffee with just a hint of dry chocolate. I also notice a twinge of finishing hops; not just in the light bitterness, but with the mildly acidic and mineral-esque kick in the aftertaste, as well.
M: Light bodied, with good carbonation, and a crisp, dry finishing kick. About what I expect from a porter.
O: For better or worse, itís a standard porter. Granted, itís a standard porter thatís executed quite well; however this lacks many qualities that would enable it to stand out from its brethren. Itís one to consider purchasing, but perhaps not one to seek out.
highwayempire (19) - North East, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding. Itís dark chocolate appearance. Smell is hard to identify. Itís not overwhelming, itís refreshing as well. Nice finish. Great brew.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and roasty malt. Caramel, toast, char. A bit of cocoa and some sweetness along with a smoky flavor. Lighter than a smoked malt, though. Smooth and long in the finish.
altonbrownd (5405) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark brown body with tan head. Nose is malts, caramel, straw. Taste is chocolate, malts, sweetness. Some smoke and syrupy texture. Warming finish. Pretty good.
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: Pours a solid black color with 2 finger head.
Aroma: Pours a solid black color with 2 finger head.
Taste: dark roasted malt and dark roasted coffee, very strong coffee.
Palate: pretty thin with medium carbonation.
Overall: Not my favorite Evolution beer, its interesting.
raymow (1371) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Craftyís Taproom in Northeast Phila - nice dark color. Good portery aroma. Flavor ok - expected a little more.
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly creamy. Small bitter, some soda carb, not too roasty. Very nice nose. Mild sweet. Easy drinking.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF í15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is light wood, chocolate, spice, dark malts.
Taste comprises toffee, wood, chcocolate biscuit, light spice, darl fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
half pint from cask at GBBF. dark brown with a thin off white head. aroma is roasted malts, hazelnuts, brown bread and caramel. taste is sweet malts, full nutty body. finishes slightly fruity - prunes, dates and raisin.
abcfan (902) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good stuff. Pours deep brown, little head. Aroma is full of coffee and smoke. Medium bodied, smooth finish.
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 Cj beer festival. Taste is Dark fruit. Raisin, plum. Good easy drinking porter. A touch flat on the feel.