penguinfinity (83) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smell is mildly sweet. Pours almost black with deep reds when light shines through. Thick tan head which bubbles down. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste. Love it. Will definitely buy more.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a fluffy, creamy two-finger mocha shade. It has a soft texture, nice retention, and leaves behind plenty of splotchy lacing on the glass.
S: There’s a good deal going on in the nose. Milk chocolate seems to be the dominant note, while both cream and coffee do a good job of underlying it. I also seem to pick up something suggesting citrusy as well. Citrusy hops don’t always work in a porter, but they do here. Everything seems to be well integrated.
T: I don’t pick up much of the chocolate or cream I did on the nose. Rather, the most prevalent flavor is coffee - and lots of it. When done right in a porter/stout, piny hop bitterness can make the beer generally resemble espresso, and it does here. Post-swallow, there’s less of a coffee flavor and more of a general hoppy note. Very vague suggestions of fruit esters seem to hang around here and there. Hoppy porters are never my favorite style, but this one seems to work quite well considering.
M: There isn’t much heft on the palate; since this is more sweet than bitter, this lightness is welcome. It’s also bone dry and strongly carbonated; naturally, this is very easy to drink.
O: A decent - if not amazing - robust porter, the hops here work better than some others in the style. Still, I wish some more of the malt character came through.
crajun (872) - , Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from trade with springslicker - thanks Jay! been wanting to try this for a long time - I was underwhelmed - good porter, but not outstanding. Aroma of roast and chocolate, maybe coffee - 5 for app. 3 for palate - would have preferred thicker. taste was of a porter - the roast with a little coffee bitterness at the end.
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
People’s Porter has a medium, beige, soapy head, a dark-brown, opaque appearance, with brown highlights. The aroma is of slightly sweet, somewhat astringent, with a vegetable (celery) smell. Taste is of the same strange thistle-like flavor, some powdery chocolate, and roasted barley malt. Bitterness is low, and the alcohol doesn’t show itself. Mouthfeel is light and fairly slick, and People’s Porter finishes semi-dry and decently drinkable. Maybe, another batch would be better.
Luvystypotables (334) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of coffee, with a dark coffee color, taste of coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish is of coffee slightly watery.
kidobutai (203) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark appearance, nor a strong aroma, but very chocolaty with coffee on the way down.
Lutz2jm (26) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark. Definitely a beer that you will enjoy. Mild yet good flavors make this beer easy to drink.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Erick! Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Very nice Porter.
scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass - pitch brown with a two finger foamy tan head. Nice legs in play as we. Looks like porter is supposed to look. Which means it looks good. Aroma is moderately roasted chocolate malts and toffee. Taste is a bit more hoppy and tangy than the typical porter. Carbonation levels seem quite high, giving a very active crisp mouthfeel. The tanginess and carbonation seem to predominate over the toffee, coffee and toasted malt flavors that undergird this beer. General tone is earthiness. I think the hops could have been dialed back a bit, but this is a solid porter that does not lack for depth. Great label as well.
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bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost opaque violet-black, with a nice ice-cream head that leaves pocked lacing down the glass. The nose is of dark chocolates galore, with a light hint of vinous notes. Flavors of dark fruits, bitter chocolates, pitted dark citrus fruits, light yeasty esters, and some dry cracker, bitter chocolates and dark pitted esters to finish. This comes together very well, with a nice drinkability factor, full of substance and complexity, with a subtly dry "baking chocolate" mouthfeel; showing forth a silky, yet semi-active palate. If this is truly from the "people", I’d have to say that it is an extremely good offering for the many "people" involved to come together on this recipe. Kudos!
Dogbones (117) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Amazing porter. Solid brew. Dark brown in color and allows some light. Lacing noted after a nice 1/2 inch head. Love the malty smell. Great Porter but love the BA version so much more!