JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour quite dark brown with creamy beige head nice lace. Aroma chocolate, roast, dark malts, cereal grain, cocoa, hops. Taste dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, cereal grain, nice hop balance, very balanced. MF medium body light carb. Very tasty easy drinking and quite balanced with a silky profile quite good.
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. These flavors continue on the palate with added toast and biscuit notes. Nice balance, great porter.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz draft from Hanger poured into a shaker. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is Medium bitter. Strong coffee and chocolate taste. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, very good. I would love to drink this again.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Pours black ish with garnet hue, tan head. smells of chocolate heavy roasted malt for a porter and coffee. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and moderate roared grain. There is some green raisin and non diScript dark fruit, lingering coffee like bitterness. It seems moderately oily and hoppy with some dryness. Lower carbonation and good body, would drink this again and again. This is basically a stout.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some head and lacing. Nose is coffe, roasted barley. First sip is nice balance of dark malt flavor and bittersweet chocolate. Finish is clean and balanced.
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a thick black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, roasted espresso beans, cacao, with some dark fruity tones of plums. Taste is the same as aroma with some bitter cacao and hops. Palate is a full bodied, creamy, oily texture with moderate carbonation. Finish is roasted caramel malt and espresso ending with a sweet bitter cacao, and some lingering notes of dark fruit and caramel malt. Has a nice rustic burnt flavor. Overall an excellent porter. Very much enjoyed this brew.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 12oz bottle from Tim, thanks
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a medium sized creamy brown head and good lacing
Aroma: Rich chocolate, roasted coffee and dark malts
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of roasted malts, dried cocoa, grainy, ashy and roasted coffee
Very nice and smooth, wish I could drink this all the time.
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
porter of the century. can drink this anytime. dark pour nice mocha head. nose is chocolate and coffee. nice dark malts. mouthfeel is perfect balance not to thick or thin. flavor is everything a porter should be.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spot on for appearance & palate. I’m not certain porters should have this much roastiness. Darn good porter.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am not a huge porter fan, but this is the best I have had. Thick, smooth, easy drinking, a ton of flavor, definitely worth trying and a go to porter for me.