UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Safeco Field (I was at a game where the Mariners actually won..) A little touch of acidity, but a good depth. It certainly got better as it warmed. Quite bitter and not terribly smooth though.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bud. Nutty chocolate nose, coffee. Medium body. nice flavors of coffee, chocolate, nuts. Great balance.
arbine (8) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells a little dark but not really strong. Average Iíd say.
Black as the night, froth like a Guinness.
Surprisingly fresh taste for a dark beer. After the first swallow, it develops a strong but never overwhelming, full and enjoyably bitter experience. Hm, also with a roast and malt component. I like it!
Aftertaste is smooth, very decent. Does not hang unpleasantly in your throat.
Overall, very good. One of the best over the last weeks.
Prufrockstar (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schooner at College Inn after mis-timing my bus transfer. Oh well, carpe diem (noctum? Wish I knew Latin). Clear cola color, some head, irregular lacing. Some sweetness, but much more on the nutty, roasty side of the spectrum. Robust, with medium body and slick texture. Solid brew.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a pale head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bitter chocolate and roast on the palate. Taste is chocolate, roasted grain, vanilla.
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Georgetown, pours near-black with a medium tan head. Aroma is well-balanced, with roast and dry cocoa. Flavour is fairly robust, with with dry cocoa and roasted malt. Good balance that is highly drinkable. Solid porter.
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark roast malts and some coffee. Deep brown with a decent light brown head. Coco, toasted malts and some light burnt notes.
furthur (496) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, some head, great lace. Aroma coffee, roasted barley, faint dark fruit. Taste is roasted barley, coffee and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, faint dark fruit. Palate is good, but not heavy, carbonation subdued. Overall this is a really good Porter.
Zeswaft (1495) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Typical black appearance. Aroma of faint chocolate and roasted malts but also a generic beer aroma. Flavor is the same. Mocha and sort of tame, bordering not too flavorful.
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must be losing my taste for Porters. Iíve had so many over the years, and so few that really surprise me anymore. This one, like usual these days, is just good enough to keep Porter as one of my very favorite styles, while making this beer nothing close to one of my very favorite beers.
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Bomb. Dark chestnut black color. Great coffee grounds flavors. Sweet. creamy. Clean...great dryness to it. Delish chaffiness.