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Faithfully recreated by Geary's, this classic English style has a deep mahogany color and a restrained roasted malt flavor. The result is rich and complex, yet smooth and refreshing.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bassinstincts (1) - - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
Watery, chemical-tasting, nasty concoction. Truly the worst porter I have tried at any price point.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Roasty malt, dark and toasty, yet still light end drinkable. Smooth with a lingering finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
P. K. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Weaker than I expected. Decent roasted notes and some citric hop bitterness, but the flavor seemed almost watery to me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3744) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Aroma is malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor is yeast, mild fruit overtones, malts and a complex malt/acidic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
This is one of my favorite porters. It’s got all of the classic english style points. Very roasty and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2012
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.


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