Frank (2188) - 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.
puboflyons (1424) - 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 (2471) - 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 (3565) - Carrboro, 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 (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 (653) - Alabama, 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 (4558) - Wisconsin, 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.
kirk36 (68) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy, working mans porter I don't enjoy this it is a task...but it is nutty. Great example of malt forward beer
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hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a deep brown, practically black with a tiny tan head. There was minimal lacing. The aroma has a nice full roastiness with some chocolate to it. The taste has a very full-on roasty, somewhat burnt-ness to it. There are some subtle hints of chocolate and nuttiness to help it along. The palate is medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. Overall, this is a good beer, decent for the style.
Reimer96 (589) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle brought back from Maine. Pours a clear dark brown with a quickly fading head that leaves a small brown ring. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Taste is nuts and coffee with some acidity due to a high carbonation. Also gives it a flat taste on the end as well. Acidity does lessen as this beer warms up and you get to more chocolate flavor too.
KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddling and medium collar that produced fair runny lacing.
The aroma was of dark roasted malts and a sweaty leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a hint of molasses.
The taste was very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate and a hint of sweet molasses in the beginning, and then slowly progressed with a slightly bitter sweet coffee flavor towards the end. The flavor hung around for a short while with the mild bitter coffee taste becoming more dominant as time pasted.
Mouthfeel was a bit below medium in body and rather thin in texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.
Overall a pretty basic Porter with a good flavor and easy drinkability, I could see myself drinking a few of these...