BillKismet (3295) - 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.
matt7215 (2110) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. dark brown tan head. hella sessionable, earthy, porter. there just arent enough beers this good at this weight. thx jeff.
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really good session porter, no strong flavors that are off putting, and nothing that makes it truly unique, but a solid middle of the road porter
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
opaque mahogany with a thick lasting beige head; a creamy medium-full body with a dry-ish character from the astringency: carbonation is medium.
aroma: metallic astringent grain, dark malt, and some leafy hops, with a touch of chocolate malt.
taste: sweet chocolate malt up front, followed by dry grains and a bit of astringent hop character. a strong iron-like metallic note.
scottw86 (1068) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a very dark brown with an enormous foamy light-tan head that didnít fade very quickly. Aroma has lots of caramel, milk chocolate, and nuts. Some slightly yeasty notes as well. Taste is a little thin, but with lots of nutty flavors. Finish is slightly fruity with some slight tart flavors. Aftertaste isnít the best, not too crisp. Overall decent, they captured the British style pretty well.
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap - Pours very dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma is mild dark roast malt. It tastes roasty and malty with elements of coffee and chocolate. Itís just too mild and too watery though. Iím really not impressed.
TATE (265) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Annabellís Pub. Pours black with a creamy tan head that remained. Aroma is carmel. Mouthfeel is creamy. Very smooth with carmel and roasted flavor with a great balance. Much better on tap than in the bottle.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Great Lost Bear. Pours an opaque brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, toast, molasses, and dark chocolate, with faint, earthy hops. Flavor of nice smooth roast, dark chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Medium-bodied, with a rich, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice porter and true to the traditional style.
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. This porter came off as being kind of modified for North American tastes, which isnít such a bad thing. I found it more flavourful than some authentic British offerings. The deep red/brown colour approaching black was particularly nice.
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bit bland and too stout like. Yet not offensive and perfectly drinkable for a session. Not much for the nose, balanced easy malt. Nutty. Taste is bit sweet for a porter.