ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear chestnut brown color with a light brown head. Rather light in color compared to most other porters I’ve had.
Smell: The lukewarm aroma tries hard to hide any detection of roasted malts, chocolate, and nuts. Be sure to give it a very vigorous swirl before sniffing!
Taste: What to say about a beer that there’s not much to say about? Malts are syrupy sweet (Tootsie Pops) and a touch toasty. Not much actual hop flavor, but there is some brief, spicy bitterness in the finish. No discernable alcohol flavors.
Mouthfeel: Such a crisp porter! Mouthfeel is fairly thin, bordering on watery. Perhaps this is actually pretty appropriate for the Florida heat...
Drinkability: Not impressive. I wouldn’t even touch this beer with YOUR tongue.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Degarth. Thanks! Pours a dark brown almost black, with 2 fingers of beige head. Smells of malts, chocholate, caramel, coffee. Creamy taste, little light bodied, but very drinkable. Taste is quite similar to the smells. Good beer
seminole22 (11) - columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am a huge Ybor Gold fan, and this is my least favorite. If I want to drink a Porter, this is the last place I want to turn.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Degarth (thanks!). Pours a dark brown/near black with a small head. Nose is toasted grains with some raisin notes. Taste like it smells with some roasted malt, some nuttiness, a light/medium body and moderate carbonation. not bad.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Probably the only beer this brewery makes that is remotely drinkable. And the only think i can rate it good was the color. Some hint of coffee in the aroma. very light. Pours dark brown. The flavor has some coffee and a hint of chocolate, very mild.
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown with a tan head. malty, milk chocolate, cocoa flavors. still could be more flavorful. light body. some chalkyness in finish. hints of hops. mild, sweet cocoa aroma. the best of the sample pack.
shrubber85 (9624) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Maple syrup, creamy chocolate malt aroma. Dark reddish brown color with small but persistant head. Smooth, creamy chocolate malt flavor with a hint of grapes in the finish. A very nice tasting porter - on the light side.
DocLock (8956) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blackish, but a gorgeous deep ruby through light, with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocoff, grapes, berries, brown sugar. Tastes vinous, with grape and berry, plus some roasty malt, chocolate syrup, and brown sugar. Good complexity and balance. Smooth and eminently quaffable.
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 12 oz bottle, part of a Ybor City multipack. Pours dark amber wth off white head. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, indistinct malt, and pleasant bitter citrusy hops. Something like aged cheddar detectable in aroma in a tulip glass. Nice beer.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, orangey brown with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Rather light-bodied with notes of roasted malt and a vague, burned edge. Very subdued bitterness. All right, but not much of a Porter. 290806