otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark browns bordering on black. Clear. A thin broken film of khaki rests on top.
Dark fruits with roast along the sides and chocolate on top. Sweet smoke weaves in and out. Black breads infused with prunes.
Medium-light mouthfeel with a clean body. Dark fruits in the middle. Dry bitter and tart tannins of dark fruit skins along the sides. The flavor hits quick and finishes quick with not much of anything hanging around.
For a sessionable English style porter, she was alright but in no way anything special. I have tasted better.
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Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour with creme colored head that lingers. Nice malt aroma. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors with no sweetness.
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tnkw01 (1216) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Not much head. Flavor is burnt grains, slight mocha. Aroma is burnt toast. Had much better Porters.
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The brew has a roasted chocolate smell to it. The color is a deep, dark brown with a bit of dark red where the light gets through. The head is a medium brown with almost no clinging to the side and dissipated quickly. The carbonation gets in the way of the roasted malt flavor.
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is dark brown to nearly black with a lasting mocha foamy head. It looks the way it should. The aroma is powerful with dark malts and coffee and a little smoke. But the finale is not as good as the start. The body is thin to medium. The taste has a butterscotch thing and a low bitterness but it kind of astringent and acidic. It looks and smells good but something is missing in the body and flavor.
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 4/13/13 (Binny’s Naperville clearance Rack)-40° in English Pint-Pours dark brown with a small circle for a head. Aroma of rpasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with a smoke, malt, and coffee. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. A bit lighter but still tasty.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SH. Pours mahogany brown with a small fizzy off white head that fades. Nose is roast, toast, light metal, and lactic sourness. Flavor is similar, definitely of the Old English style. Not a huge fan.
maxwelldeux (3874) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is a little bitter from the English hops, but not all that appealing. Toast is a little bitter with some roasting in there. Not all that tasty...
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad porter overall dark smooth and good when you need something refreshing and light
crossovert (8205) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not what I woudl call a shining exapmle of the style. IT is thin and watery, very light on malt, a lot of yeast.