mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a proper rating, but leaving a note on how punctuated thisporter is from fresh flavor hops (Columbus?) There’s a bitter hop finish a alcohol warmth that sort of cuts the sweet chocolate notes leaving you to want more.
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep body with thick lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Very rich and roasty nose. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of chocolate, espresso, roast, round malt and hints of vanilla. Nice porter overall.
slowrunner77 (6728) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"another enigma...huge aroma, full, robust, coffee and chocolate with a hint of hops at the end. roasted, balanced flavor...then no follow through. the body was a touch thin, especially after the magnitude of the aroma and flavor, but the lack of finish was a bit surprising. still a good porter, though."
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong chocolaty coffee aroma with mild sweetness, some alcohol.
Pours black with lasting brownish creamy head
Roasty coffee chocolate flavor with bread an light caramel. Alcohol
Medium full bodied with medium Co2, alcohol warmth.
Enjoyable porter. I like the alcohol presence but seems like it might be overbearing after a pint.
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jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved it, especially with my new interest in porters. Strong coffee, chocolate and dark fruit flavors with a nice sweetness.
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate with some sweet sugary notes. Taste is a harsh graininess that is borderline burnt coffee with a residual sugar sweetness to it. Interesting, but not one I would buy a pint of.
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with some tan head. Light roasted and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate, spice and anise flavors .
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pour is very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malt. Flavor is chocolate with some transient sweetness, and maybe a hint of coffee. Not to mention dark malt. Finishes a little chocolate bitter. Nice porter.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog from last summer. Pours with a deep brown hued body and a large tan head. Aromas are great. Saw dust, chalky, nutty, cocoa on the nose. Dark fruits, iodine, rich chocolate. Flavors are raisiny, malty, toasty, nutty, leather, light melanoidin. Medium low bitterness. Very dry finish despite the malt. Fuller carbonation.
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color... Nutty aroma... Flavor is caramel, nutty malts, hints of chocolate, coffee... Kind of watery, but fairly easy to drink... Decent
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Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Capones Black Friday Bash, Norristown PA, 29/11/13.
Light black with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is cocoa, roast malt, light metallic tinge, vanilla, faint lick’o’coffee.
Taste comprises light roast, sweet tones, mineral bite, brown sugars, dark fruit rip, marzipan, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and drying conclusion.
Decent enough porter.