KajII (800) - 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...
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa and some coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with some bitterness, cocoa, more coffee, roastiness and creamy. Not bad.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess I don't like English beers. This one isn't bad. A vanilla kick to it. Cocoa coffee and malts. Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. Very dark with just a little amber. An ashy and smoky aroma that also has a little brown sugar. Flavor is also ash with tobacco. The cinnamon and toffee are noted as is some chocolate that is syrupy. Some earth and just a hint of fruity bitterness. This is an authentic English porter.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out deep maroon like a cola, but with a brown head that lasts quite a while. Tastes like it smells: light roasts and a little caramel sweetness. Body is a little on the thin side. Pleasant but unexceptional.
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Black body with a this tan head. Roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate. Mild bitterness. Smooth on the finish.
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 12/25/2014 split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours a brown cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, light roast.
Taste: Similar to aroma, chocolate first, lightly roasty..
Summary: Pretty solid porter, enjoyable.
floydslip (331) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cola-colored beer with a thin foamy beige head. Fairly weak nose of cocoa, licorice, and roasted grain, but you have to search for it. Flavor is also light for a porter with similar characteristics as the aroma with some coffee added in. Overall, it seems a bit watered down--if I’m going to drink a porter, I want to drink a porter and this is a pretty tame version. Like the ABV, this porter is on the low end.
Jrwhitney6 (439) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with a very thin head that vanishes quickly. Nose of a little coffee and roasted malts. Taste of some coffee and licorice - it is a little thin/watery, but overall a pretty good (if simple) and easy to drink porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Lynn. Blackish pour frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, earthy, chocolate, little ashy smoke. Creamy palate.
Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a mix pack on my trip to Maine. Pours a real dark brown colour with a beige foamy head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malts with hints of nuts and coffee. Taste of yeast candy, mild roasted malts and good grassy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, but overall a refreshing porter.