MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml. Poured dark ruby brown (almost black) with a good sized, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of roasted malts with dark chocolate, toast, coffee, raisins and some nuts. Flavor was a medium earthy hop bitterness with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toast, black coffee, currents, light notes of plum and a dry finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry toasty mouthfeel and a decent length finish.
jehoesefat (291) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak chocolatey aroma. Pours clear brown with a thin tan head. First taste is sour but after a few gulps it gets better, but not what I call a good porter flavor.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"not nearly as good as Mad River’s Scotch Porter...it tries to do the same things, but the flavors don’t mesh quite as well. An ok beer, but there are too many good porters out there to go here again."
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml poured in a chalice
Quite smooth and refreshing Porter. Delicious smell and taste of American hops. Very drinkable
A: Pours a very dark amber color with a medium fluffy beige head. Decent retention and many laces left around as it disappears
S: Smell is pleasant. Dominated by caramel and smoked malts. Some notes of nuts and coffee. Final is quite flowery and earthy: Good perfume of hops
T: Follows the nose: Dominated by caramel and smoked malts. A bit fruity. Some nuts. Earthy hops. Delicious bitter end
M: Light body. Quite smooth. Bit molasses. Nice carbonation. Finished by a delicious smoked malts/hops bitterness
D: Good. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 9/13/2010 ]
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing exceptional, just a typical stout. That being said, it’s not awful, just not something I’ll seek out again.
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pour an extremely dark brown letting very little light pass through.
S- Light grain, toasted malt.
T- Lightly roasted flavor, hints of burnt toast. Not a whole lot going on.
M- Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
D- There was nothing objectionable about this beer but absolutely nothing special.
Beerhunter111 (8053) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.
Buongiorgio00 (858) - - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una discesa nella mediocrità per Flying Dog con questa porter senza tratti caratteristici: caffettosa, con note di mati tostati, una sfumatura di cioccolato e un leggero tocco amaro nel finale. Piacevole, certo, ma incapace di affermare la sua personalità.
tectactoe (2156) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: deep brown pour, some faint clarity near the edges with a khaki colored head that recedes quickly. Aroma is somewhat mild, with notes of light chocolate malt, roast, caramel, & light prune. Taste is a touch watered down with stronger licorice flavors; anise, roast, caramel, notable malt finish with a touch of bitterness, bother from the roast & some moderate hopping. Far from the best in the style, but easy to choke down.
MarcoDL (2333) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent porter, but not much more. Has the characteristics of a classic porter, but does not rise above mediocrity.
VastActiv (2984) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home. Originally rated 28082012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee and roasted malts.