PapaSkeetSkeet (924) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with 2mm of medium-fine light brown head that is medium-fast to fade. Aroma is mineral-grass, light bbq, some chocolate, hint of forest. Body is medium light with medium carbonation, somewhat fat bubbles, medium burn, big for the carbonation, enhances the body. Not creamy, distinct bubbles, fat prickle. Flavor is semi-sweet, woody bbq with light caramel and herbal pine. Touch of grapefruit. No chocolate. Slight mineral. Hint of smokiness to the wood. A very good, enjoyable porter. I particularly like that slightly smoky wood in the flavor.
rjplumer (505) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee chocolate malt aroma. Pitch black body with a tan head which levels quick to a thin film. Dry roasted flavor with some mild bitterness. Some sweet caramel in the background. Pleasant and not overpowering in anyway.
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 fl. oz. on tap @ Bukowski’s, Dalton St. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and plenty of hops. Good.
Bebum (358) - - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Opaque, thick lace.
Full body, intensely flavored, silky texture, medium carbonation, low alcohol heat, forever lingering palate.
Very bitter, not too dry, just right acidity, wonderfully balanced at the top of the dial.
Coffee and other dry roast flavors, hint of smoke.
A big beer, almost a stout, my favourite porter despite some similarity with Guiness.
BeerandBlues2 (10247) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, chocolate, earthy hops and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, chocolate, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
malrubius (1902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Meditrina. Almost black with lasting tan head and lotsa lace. Roasted coffee and chocolate and some nice green hops aroma. Mild roasted chocolate coffee and mild plummy fruit with nice fresh woody hop medium bitter roasty finish. Medium light quaffable body smooth and soft. Excellent.
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a very dark brown color, thin brown head. Nose is lots of dry roasting and coffee ground notes to it.
Taste is mildly bitter and a little burnt chocolate malt, with some nice coffee and roasting to it. Molasses and cocoa notes in the back side of the sip. The body is medium plus with a nice dry roast texture. Nice drinker.
ElbowRocker (13) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can to glass. Pours an opaque black with tan head and fine lacing. Aroma is mild, with roast and chocolate coming to the front. Mouth is medium, thinner than expected but not bad. Flavor is complex, with coffee and burnt sugar notes as well as the aroma flavors. Finishes slightly sweet / tart. Pretty good porter.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5657-20130816] Can. Mild peanut roasted coffee malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light tan head. Coffee roasted peanuts flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
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mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Blues and Brews. Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and brown bread on the nose. Semi sweet taste with some bakers chocolate, black coffee and a light dose of hops. Medium bodied. and drinkable.