Bebum (455) - - 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 (10612) - San Diego, California, 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 (2040) - 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 (4188) - 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 (7059) - 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 (1652) - 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.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The White Horse Tavern. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Coffee and dark roasted malt bouquet. Dark roasted malt and expresso notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Slight bitterness which I suspect is from the dark roasted malts as opposed to hops. Above average body and mouthfeel. A real solid porter.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can courtesy of Travlr. Thanks! Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of big roast and chocolate notes, some nuts, caramel and citrus hops. The taste is roast, chocolate, a briny note, mild hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, low carbonation. Nice beer, a little different, but quite nice.
madnorwegian (79) - FRANCE - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of stuff going on here. Deep black, with tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas that show up nive and clear when tasted. Also a smokiness to this beer. Very dry which keeps it refreshing unlike some porter that are a little sweet. Very flavorful and complex.