GIJOE (1090) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Thick, foamy, tan head. Nose is malty. Taste - a bit bitter. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Decent brew. Not a favorite porter.
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UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass (a North Coast Old Rasputin glass with a slight bell), at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours very dark brown one can see hints of light through, colored similar to a medium roast coffee. Thick light tan head of tight, tiny bubbles, leaves a good amount of tiny-bubble lacing on the glass.
S: Yeast, thick yeast, and bread. There are some faint hints of dark chocolate, and something that reminds me of walnut - not the actual nut, but the wet green-black husk that surrounds one as it falls from the tree.
T: As promised by the nose, bread, hardtack biscuit, and yeast at the fore, with a bitterness reminiscent of a plain black dark roast coffee. Some nuttiness lingers on after the finish, with some faint echoes of toffee and cocoa.
M: Full and smooth, like silk folded thick gliding through the mouth. The feel stays strong to the end, rather than going a bit watery as many porters do.
O: A nice, sessionable porter, rich and heavy on malt flavors. Would repeat, unless an Ed Fitz or better was available.
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. Tastes and smells amazing. Great look. Enjoy this brew. Thanks to a friend.
Ferris (12936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Nice dark roast, chocolate, toffee and some light roast coffee. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Chocolate, toffee and roast malts. Very nice.
wlajwl (5841) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is toffee, caramel and dark malts. The flavor is toffee, caramel, dark malts, coffee and a dryish/acidic finish.
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy brown with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and light coffee, hints of vanilla. Taste is light milk chocolate sweet initially, then a coffee and dark chocolate bitter takes over. Body is too light for the beer, with about average carbonation.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt in the nose, caramel malts, little to no hops noticed. Lively carbonation, rich flavor, easy to drink. Drank my weight in these at the hotel bar over a week. Good stuff
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, some ash, hints of red fruit, hints of nutty notes and hazelnuts. Taste is mix of cocoa, coffee, nice nutty notes, hints of vanilla, almond, finishing fairly sweet, roasted, slightly bitter.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. A touch smoky, burnt malty, chocolate, lightly nutty aroma. Pretty good carbonation. Balanced flavor. Dark chocolate, earthy hoppy flavor. Pretty good.
David46 (14) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent porter with lots going on. A mouthful of flavors with coffee and chocolate notes strongest. The dark ale has a beautiful chocolate colored head. I love stout and this comes very close in taste.