philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--Seasonal--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle.--5.40% ABV--35 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Clear opaque dark brown black color. Light lacy head. Toasted floral spicy Full Sail hoppy front. Dry sweet crusty tangy toasted citrus espresso mild doughy fruit body. Mild chalky clean odd hoppy end. Sampled 3/5/2004.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--2005 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.40% ABV--30 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Medium lacy head. Clear thin red brown color. Mild chocolate fruit hop front. Mild creamy smooth malty mild roasted chocolate fruit caramel bisquit body. Lingering smooth malty mild hop end. Not their best. Sampled 4/12/2005.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, reddish brown color with a minimal tan head. Chocolatey, roasted malt smell. Medium bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Has a rich, hearty roasted grain flavor with a mild chocolate sweetness. Yet another tasty Porter from Full Sail.
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a nearly opaque brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light coffee with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Arome was espresso and some caramel. Flavour starts full, with coffee and caramel sweetness and only gets a touch of hop bittterness on the finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mocha murky appearance – decent tan head- nose coco, coffee, baking chocolate - taste coco, coffee, baking chocolate – soft creamy with a little bitter bite - aftertaste bitter/sweet taste lingering
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color small white head. Aroma is smokey, roasted w/ some chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee w/ some chocolate and caramel help to lend a bit of depth.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured black with no head.
Aroma was light roast,coffee,chocolate.
Sweet roasty flavor with a light-medium body. Good average porter.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Detected a roasty nut aroma. Black body with small tan head. Flavor had some light chocolate malt taste to it. Smooth easy drinking porter.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Very nice. Can’t believe this doesn’t rate higher. Extra dark brown coloring, with one of the darkest colored heads I’ve ever seen. Bitterness comes from the mocha/coffee flavors, and the aroma is the same, but not too much.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours dark brown with a well retained beige colored head and some light lacing. Aroma is really too underwhelming. Very modest notes of chocolate and coffee and a little dust. Flavor improves upon the aroma rather significantly. Nice cold coffee flavor with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Good beer.