ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
G_Ram9 (35) - - MAY 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First impressions: rather light for a porter, not as complex as hoped for. However, as it warms a bit and I keep sipping, it's flavors grow, but not to where I'd expect from a 7 malt beer. I detect hints of coffee, a little chocolate, and very subtle smoke on the tongue but surprisingly not on the nose. Overall, a decent porter but less than I'd hoped for.
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ElCapitan22 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black color, but has no lacing or head retention. I expected it to smell more of chocolate and burnt coffee, but those are barely present. It is more bitter than most porters I have had. Reminds me more of a black ipa than a porter.
Jabah (197) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an OK porter....slightly above average but nothing really special here. Thereís some roasty coffee and chocolate flavors, though the texture and balance could be a little better. Evolution just made it down here to FL. My first sample from them, so Iíll give one of their other styles a try.
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sharp bitter chocolate and a lot of grain but only a little roast aroma. Pours black withouy much head. Light bitter finish. Bottle at right proper.
nasmith003 (143) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma (could be the glass). Deep coffee color, clear. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Hop bitterness shows up at the end and lingers a bit long.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured dark brown with ruby highlights with tan head. aroma coffee, chocolate, roasty. flavor roasty, licorice, chocolate, smoke. good beer
jackl (5598) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown with a small head. Nose of boiled grain, fruit leather, toffee. Taste is strawberry. Bitter ash. Brown bread. Sort of thin and watery.
GenDV138 (3210) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounce pour on draft at Evolution Craft. Brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of light roast, dark fruit, light chocolate. Tastes of roast, licorice, chocolate, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Matt_Foran (91) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt, coffee, a hint of chocolate and smoke upon the first taste. The appearance is nice and dark for a porter. It has a nice dry lingering finish.
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour. Roasted malt aroma of chocolate, espresso, and light smoke. Taste features roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and faint bitter charred malt with just a touch of floral hops on the finish. Medium bodied. This is nicely done porter.