LamensTerms (1) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes in a can.
Pours black with little to no head. Light brown if you get one. Light carbonation leaving a film on top and a slight resin lacing.
Smells of chocolate and light coffee. Very pleasant. You’ll smell it again.
Nice chocolate and coffee flavors with some malts and hops present.
mikedR (1224) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid, and borders on spectacular. Don’t get the low ratings on this guy. Porters can be tough, as stouts’ little brothers. This one is solidly flavorful. Nothing brings attention to itself. Instead, one gets a beautiful medley of the flavors that are expected from this style, in abundance, and superbly balanced.
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA; enjoyed at home after getting back from vacation, preparing for the impending work week. Appearance is ptich black, moderate to thin consistency, with a great tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in roasted chocolate malt, light coffee, as well as light hop bitterness, smells wonderful. Taste goes down with a nice roasted dryness, chocolate notes, light coffee bitterness. This is a pretty straightforward porter, but it’s done pretty well, very good stuff.
Drake (8563) - 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.
LauraP (3) - thornton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of the three beers offered by this company. Pours about a finger of head, and is dark but not black. Robust smell,roasty.Taste was similar to the nose, a little thin.
madnorwegian (58) - 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.
50belair (2269) - 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.
mdindy (35) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 pours from can stout black color. wasnt expecting much but was surprised to find very bold roasted malty flavour with strong coffee and burnt carmal undertones. slight bitter alcohol aftertaste, overall very good beer would recommend. a lot better than their golden ale I thought. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ElbowRocker (9) - - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
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.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Can at Brewdown. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of mocha, cocoa, roast and vanilla. Medium body. Smooth.