Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I saw this on the menuand thought, "Man, Iím not really in the mood for a porter, but Iíve wanted to try this for a while. What to do?" Try it, obviously. Smooth and rich, with a good mix of tradtional porter flavors, plus maybe a hint of spruce? maybe? Well made. Very tasty.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Bottle @ home. Very dark brown appearance with a creamy, dark brown head. Roasted, espresso, dark chocolate, thick malty nose. Thick, creamy, a bit syrupy mouth feel. Roasted, dark chocolate, light vanilla, light to medium espresso dark malty flavor. A little bitter aftertaste along with espresso and chocolate. Excellent Porter!
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet, hard roasted malt, coffee, a little vanilla and moderate dusty hoppiness. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Soft and smooth. Fantastic porter that suited my casserole dinner perfectly. 030411
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and sweetness. Flavor with chocolate and coffee balanced to caramel and spices.
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark color with a off-white/near tan head. Aroma was roasted notes, vanilla, chocolates, anise notes, coffee definitely. Woah! Flavor was rich and roasted malts, chocolate. Great beer!
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours an opaque black with brown chocolate milk head. Aroma is roasted malts, perhaps a bit burnt?? plus caramel, coffee and chocolate with a slightly salty addition (nuts? soy sauce?). Taste is bittersweet chocolate, caramel, some coffee, some tartness. Finishes super smoothly bittersweet and somewhat thick with a touch of alcohol in the end. This offering won our porter taste test back a year or so ago and it is easy to see why.
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket into a 4oz tasting glass, first beer of the night, a good one for sure...Dark pour for porter, a nice black color with a really nice dark tan head that has good retention and lacing...The aroma is unique, lots of coffee but with a bite of hops, nuts and chocolate come through as well, slightly acetone note. I like this...The taste matches the aroma a coffee porter with some hops, yummy and balanced, and drinkable. This is a winner.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri, Oslo
Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocloate finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Indeed a very rich beer with smooth chocolate, dried fruits and some coffee. Creamy mouthfeel and long, silky but bitter aftertaste.
jonnyg3323 (6) - north shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle purchased on 2/26/11 one day after it arrived at the store. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass at cellar temperature (about 55 degrees.)
Pour reveals a very dark brown beer with a perfect tan head which dissipates to thin lacing which sticks to the edge of the glass from beginning to end (which didnít take long.)
Aroma of deep dark toasted malts. I smell chocolate milk. A hint of mocha. This is what I want to smell when I pour a porter.
Rich creamy malt flavor engulfs my whole palate. finish of semi-sweet chocolate and bitterness work together beautifully. A little coffee flavor too. Toasted raw barley flavor with the alcohol at the very end. Great balance of flavors.
Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Smooth with a medium carbonation that a porter should have.
Drinkable? Hell yea! Smooth as silk. Didnít take long for me to get through this one. Could hardly wait for each next sip.
This is a perfect porter. Iíll be buying another six pack asap.