streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting a brewery. Pour is a dark brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and some vanilla. Taste follows suit with a hint of brown sugar in the finish. As others have said, it seems to be more of a brown ale. Not bad though.
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Joecaddie for this extra.
A: very dark brown, medium head, no lace
S: various malts, brown sugar
T: Tastes more like a brown ale than a porter, in many ways. That being said, it’s a nice brew. Malty, with a touch of sweet brown sugar. There is a subtle smokiness and toffee flavor. Not as complex as I had hoped, after reading seven malts were used, but again, a nice brew.
M: moderate carbonation, decent aftertaste
D: I’d have this again, but I wouldn’t actively seek it out.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, roast, chocolate, slight coffee, and dust. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan/brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, roast, light chocolate, dust, and a hint of coffee. Medium body. Chalky, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium, sweet, malt, chocolate, dust, roast finish.
Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a 4oz sampling glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown-black color with a dark amber-brown hue, an average-sized, creamy dark tan head with average retention and cling, but good lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of malts featuring caramel, coffee, and chocolate, along with touches of molasses and a bit of earthy hops. The taste had a sweet, fruity burst, touches of caramel and raisin on the front of the tongue, and a somewhat sour toffee component. It was a wet beer with an average thickness and was somewhat creamy and smooth. Thank you to Eric and Siobhan for the tasting.
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and a very faint smokiness. Roasted coffee flavor with a dry, roasty finish. Thin palate with average carbonation.
60minuteman (862) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown w/ quickly dissipating tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla, slight citrus notes. Taste is more complex...vanilla, citrus, apples, pale malts, and maybe some coffee...Has a cider taste to it. Thin body and lots of carbonation. Too sweet for me. Very dry. Interesting "porter" nonetheless.
strap (463) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark with a slightly creamy beige head. somewhat buttery with roasted malts. a decent porter.
sonnycheeba (3757) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and light smoke. Flavor is malt dominate with light hops and esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, dates, brown sugar and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a solid dark brown bordering on black with a good sized off white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells of light chocolate and brown sugar mostly. Has hints of earth and a slight mineral edge to it. Taste is mostly caramel and brown sugar with only a tease of chocolate in it. There’s a hint of oxidation mixed in here with a hint of tart fruitiness and bits of earth and mineral water. Beautiful creamy silky smooth mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation with a medium body. Decent porter but nothing earth shattering here. Oxidation and tartness seem quite out of place here.