properhops (88) - - SEP 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdTdgwjrKI
Appearance: Black, 2-finger tan head hangs out for a couple sips, above average lacing
Smell: Cherry, coffee, roasted malts, carmel + earthiness, bit of nuttiness
Taste: Medium body, smoky, turkish coffee, chalky chocolate finish, mild bitterness, high carbonation
Pairings: Pork barbecue, fish & chips
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black from bottle with a thin khaki rapidly disappearing head. not a lot going on with the aroma. Not getting a lot of maltiness on the tongue. Finish is dry. It tastes like a xerox of a Guinness to me and not a particularly good one.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For being a smoked Porter I actually enjoy this beer. Normally smokey is not my style but this one is done right.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of roasted dark and black malts and chocolate. Mild coffee aroma. Light smoke. Dry chocolate finish. Light to medium body. Plain.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate notes, roasted malts. Flavor is a little thin, but roasted, with a nice chocolate malt flavor. Decent, refreshing for a porter.
changeup45 (1699) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with a huge fizzy tan head. This was a bit of a gusher and took time to settle down. Light coffee roast, chocolate, and oat aroma. Smells pretty good. The flavors arenít bad but are thrown off by the fizzy carbonation, which seems pretty high, and is prickly on the palate. There are no surprise flavors; coffee roast, chocolate, and I do pick up the smoke here. Thereís some nice stuff going on but itís limited and a bit thin. Really, not too bad, but nothing Iíd really look forward to trying again.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black opaque. Sweet aroma, possibly from chocolate. Taste, especially the aftertaste, is more smokey. Palate had some medium fizz that bothered me, but not enough to not enjoy this beer.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my favorite of the ones I tasted. Light chocolate and coffee notes. poured dark brown. Roasty taste, nothing overpowering.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to joecaddie for the bottle.
Pours dark brown with a light tan head and a bit of lace. Good retention. Nose brings some chocolate a good deal of darker malt. Taste is a bit more plain with some slight chocolate and a bit of semi-roasted malt. Good body and carbonation. Drinks pretty well and is a nice introduction to the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of cocoa, coffee, roast, and a touch of ash. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel and plum. Overall body is somewhat thin, but very drinkable.