bassinstincts (1) - - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Watery, chemical-tasting, nasty concoction. Truly the worst porter I have tried at any price point.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty malt, dark and toasty, yet still light end drinkable. Smooth with a lingering finish.
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weaker than I expected. Decent roasted notes and some citric hop bitterness, but the flavor seemed almost watery to me.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent porter in the English style (more or less). It pours a nice red brown w/ just a ring of head. Malty and a bit chocolatey and a touch acidic, this has most of what you’d expect for the style but is over-carbonated which doesn’t suit it at all and creates a feeling of thinness and cheapness. This feels like it’s a good beer at its core but appropriate attention to detail was not paid.
wlajwl (3744) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor is yeast, mild fruit overtones, malts and a complex malt/acidic finish.
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tampa, FL - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown leading to black with a nice off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Rich aroma with some nice bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes with a hint of fresh potting soil. Flavor is full bodied and bold. Bittersweet dark chocolate is prominent with some espresso notes and a bit of black potting soil. Nice, thick chalky mouthfeel. Porter definitely worth pounding!
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It would be decent for a brown ale but not enough smokiness to justify a porter. Pretty watered down taste. Not bad but not great.
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my favorite porters. It’s got all of the classic english style points. Very roasty and smooth.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sasparilla black body with Coca-Cola foam head. Roasty nose with feint, but distinct, soot character. Thin body, sweet and sooty all at once, with some power black ash in a dry finish at the back of the palate. Light in alcohol content, rather thin, and ashy--this how I think an early Olde World porter may have tasted.