EyeAmBaldman (391) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark translucent mahogany with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted grain and honey. Mild carbonation in the mouth with coffee, chocolate and roasted grain on the tongue. Medium bodied with a slight oily texture in the mouth. Finish is a tad bitter. This is a pretty good Porter.
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Dark brown but clear brew with tan head - translucent when held up to the light. Nice aroma of roasted grain with ints of coffee and cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet roasted grain up front with an emerging complexity of grain, roast and moderate hops in the finish. Fine and well balanced. Rock solid porter.
ellolovey (482) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights. Foamy tan head. Nice lacing. Rich aroma of roasted nuts. Roasted malts and coffee upfront with a nice bittersweet finish. A light unsweetened cocoa hint as well. Pretty solid porter. I’m digging it.
Bricks (761) - Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of roasted nut and caramel. Dark amber almost black appearance. Tastes of roasted nut/chocolate. Good.
mcberko (9571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a dark brown with an amber tinge and a medium tan head. Nose is soft, with notes of cocoa powder and very light roast. Flavour is robust for a porter, with notes of dry cocoa powder and rather robust roasted malt. Not quite at stout level body, but quite robust nonetheless. This is pretty much everything you could ask for in a porter. Highly drinkable, highly flavourful, and balanced. Excellent stuff.
CH-303 (1673) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
Aroma: Dark malts, roasted, some smoke.
Taste: Lots of dark malt, roasted. Slightly burnt and smokey. Nice!
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 26/10-2014, 229/300, BB: 9/12-2014
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the signature lounge overlooking the Chicago skyline. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Nose has roasted smoky coffee and malts. Bit of chocolate in there. Taste is very roasty with a smooth coffee finish. Nice dry bitterness.
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RichCityBrewer (6) - richmond, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours very dark brown. With medium head quickly dissipating .Aroma of roasted malts and light chocolate. Smoky coffee flavors with a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at 50 degrees F.
A: Pours a deep, dark brown, but clear enough to see through. What little head forms is thin and quickly dissipates, though the beer leaves nice lacing on the glass for a moment ere it slides back into the liquid.
S: Slightly smoky dark roasted coffee and 90%+ dark chocolate riding a charred grain malt aroma, with some hints of sweetness around the edges.
T: Oh, that’s malty. Dark, charred roasted grain, deliciously bitter, with the black roasted coffee and extra-dark chocolate notes clearly present. There are some hints of campfire smoke and cherry wood, or at least the flavor I get off of meat smoked over cherry wood. The finish is a deeply satisfying bitter roasted grain.
M: While rich, the mouthfeel is surprisingly light, given the nose and flavor profile. It manages to feel light and drinkable, without being too watery.
O: This is just a good, solid porter. Whenever I meet someone who doesn’t yet know what a porter is, I introduce them to the style with this beer. It generally changes expectations as to what a porter should be.
redtechnj (265) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma-Dark chocolate, smoke
Appearance- Deep rich reddish brown, thick fluffy beige head.
Flavor- Starts sweet but quickly the smoky bitterness kicks in.