JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black pour, thin beige head. Malty and roasty aroma that is also a bit sour. Sour flavor with malt and yeast. Not a big fan of sour in my beers, especially in a porter. Not seeing this in anyone else’s rating, so maybe this bottle was infected. Will re-rate if I have it again and it tastes different.
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good solid beer not a bad brew. Lovely smell I liked this one a wolud drink again
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A porter, nothing more and nothing less. Less hop but same ABV compared to others. Not a malty smooth finish, but just barley.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GVB in McMinnville, OR--Poured a deep black body with a tiny circular head. Rich, robust coffee-chocolate nose that was thick and sweet. Creamy, java flavor. Lingering sweet, gritty coffee and chocolate flavors. Awesome!
Ungstrup (34218) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a brown shine under a tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, as well as medium notes of soy sauce and light notes of whiskey. The flavor is sweet and very malty with notes of soy sauce and whiskey as well as lighter notes of chocolate, and a light alcohol burn, leading to a dry woody finish.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours opaque blackish brown with tan head. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate and a bit of molasses in the taste. The taste is roasty malt, chocolate, molasses, and just a little pine in the not very bitter finish. Not too complex, but not too bad.
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown, large frothy light tan head that lasts fairly well. Aroma is lightly chocolately with caramel, low hops. Typical porter.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - pours jet black with nice thickness and off white head that quickly fades; hops and roasted malts dominate the aromas and flavors with minor hints of chocolate thrown in; texture is slightly creamy with an odd aftertaste that is kind of grainy
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured black with a thin brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Silky smooth palate. Big cocoa presence with a nice malt complex. This is great little treat from
the brewery. Everything I look for in a porter is exemplified in this brew.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best beer they had on tap. Big roasted aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is nicely balanced with a smooth and creamy body. Very flavorful, moreso than the stout. Dark chocolate finish lingers on the tongue.