gnoff (7414) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Clearwater. Sampled on January 23, 2014.
Clear dark red to black color, fluffy light brown head. Malty, sweet, cream taste. Roasted aftertaste that has metallic notes. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, toffee scent.
bkurtz (724) - PERU - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Aromas of toasted malts and caramel with chocolate and coffee notes. Solid porter from FLA.
strongpieman (1387) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tall tan head. Strong aroma primarily of roasted and coffee. Medium body that is rich.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total wine Stuart. Pours black with a thin khaki head. A bit of licorice on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A bit one note.
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and hops. Drier than expected.
olr1984 (916) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle thanks to DaTimBennett. Pours a dark coffee brown with tan head. Pretty much a porter taste chocolate coffee.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to BMMillsy. Dark pour with nice carbonation. Bitter chocolate. Coffee. Light body. Follows with slightly metallic taste.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola black with a nice beige head. The two bottles I had were kinda flat. Muted roasted malts with just a hint of raisin on the finish. Pretty good.
Chad9976 (1081) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. There was a code on the bottle I believe indicating it was bottled on May 17. I got this at #BBC13.
Appearance: Typical opaque black body. Forms a large, light brown, sponge-y head which doesnít completely dissipate and leaves minor lacing.
Smell: Mostly a standard porter aroma, but an odd scent of cherry and chalk, like a chewable antacid tablet.
Taste: Because of the smell, I was a little hesitant about drinking Gasperís Porter. Though the first few sips were quite good and relieved any anxiety I had about the beer. The nose actually is a good indicator of the taste. There is the dark malt flavor here you expect in a porter. On the sweeter end with only light bitterness and no roasted or burnt malt character, which makes it a true porter rather than a stout. I get some distinct dark cherry flavor on the second half coupled with a chalky taste and sensation. Itís probably cocoa powder, which isnít bad at all, just a little unusual. I think they could play around with the cherry character and make it the star of the show, but as it stands, the net result is a pretty good beer.
Drinkability: While Gasperís Porter might not break any new ground in the taste department, itís definitely a high achiever as far as drinkability goes. The mouthfeel is full, soft and slightly energetic. Itís not thick, sticky or chewy in any way. It goes down silky smooth and leaves just a lightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. At 6.1% ABV itís certainly full-bodied, but not obese. Probably best enjoyed with or as dessert, though itís awfully tempting to throw back two in a row.
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an opaque brown/black with very little/no head. Has a nice cocoa aroma. The flavor is a lil bitter and the palate is thin for a stout.