Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s Madison West. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, faint hops and a bit of a smoky note. The taste is chocolate, caramel, nutty notes, faint smoke and hops. Thin-medium bodied. Nice.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and small off white head. Roasted malt aroma and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt and metallic finish. Not too much going on with this one.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with a good tan head that diminished fairly quickly. Initial aroma was roasty chocolate, but suddenly that disappeared and was replaced by a sour note. Palate is thin - even for the style. Taste is watery, slightly roasty, not offensive but pretty bland.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
8/12/10. 12oz bottle courtesy cbfobes! The pour is brownish at first, but rather clear and red when held to the light. It has a decent light tan head that holds pretty well. The aroma has a hint of chocolate, but a huge amount of soapy caramels, and a big dose of bloody copper pennies... blech. The flavor is light chocolate, but mostly huge metal again, super light for the style, with a lingering hint of sweet caramel. They missed the mark here, I’m afraid.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a nice initial dark tan head.. settled down fairly quickly. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and milk chocolate notes with slightly buttery character.. really quite pleasant. The flavor found about the same stuff.. milkier chocolates, vanilla, and some rolled oats at the core, with light, dry, earthy bitterness and residual sugars around.. very dry on the finish, carrying through mostly milky chocolates.. became muddled as it warmed up. Light-medium bodied and roasty on the palate.. this started out better than it finished.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a toasty, nutty, light caramel malty nose with a touch of English hops. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with some nutty flavor and lingering dark chocolate and doughiness in the finish. Pretty smooth and very drinkable.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This porter is more opaque mahogany than the typical stout like appearance. A very small tan head. Aroma is malty with a bit of roasted nuts and some fruit. Is this really a porter? Flavor is caramel, sugar, and fruit. There is just a bit of spice. Are we sure this isn’t a brown ale? As a brown ale it is a pretty good beer but as a porter it falls well short.
vyvvy (5863) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper and reddish with a tan head. Quite light for a porter. The aroma has nice dark rich malt, milk chocolate, vanilla and cream. The aroma did not get reflected in the taste though. Medium body that’s quite light with prickly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very thin cocoa, some green apple tartness and phenolic spice. The finish has spice and really doesn’t seem true-to-style at all.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Tied House. Deep brown-black with stained-glass red edges. Minimal oily head. Medium bodied sandy chocolate malt. Roasty, with a mild touch of amber malt underneath. Semi-thin, not a thick milkshake porter by any means.
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light chocholate into subdued malts. Not the best porter, was hoping for something better, but this wasn’t bad really.