generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It appears dark and opaque. It has a dark black color with deep crimson highlights when held up to light. The head is tan, thick and foamy with good retention. Some light tan lace slowly sides down the glass, chasing the head, as I drink. The aroma is full and rich. It has notes of caramel with a strong dark roasted malt presence that has a deep roasted espresso character. Its flavor has deep chocolate roasted malts with flavor notes of coffee and cream with bittersweet chocolate. The hops play well off the malt and further develop the bittersweet chocolaty flavors before slowly fading out into the finish. The palate is smooth, creamy and slightly slick with mild carbonation and a medium to full body. Outstanding. This porter is one of my personal favorites, with a wonderful balance of flavors and drirkability. I would highly recommend this as a stand alone drink or even pairing it with your favorite chocolate.
CJ_Pain (128) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A robust easy drinking porter. Hits all the right notes. Wish this was more available in my area, would be a regular in my rotation.
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fakebeersnob (182) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the first porters that I regularly drank. For the price it is still a good porter. It no longer ranks at the top for favorite based on taste alone. Has a bitterness to it - like the dark chocolate used for baking. Also roasted malt and coffee. A dark brown color. It is a bit light in body. Not as complex as some of my current favorites, but still one I will buy on a semi-regular basis.
closey22 (968) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and black with rimming little lacy head; aroma is slightly malty roasty and hints of vanilla; Flava is robust roasted malt; feels light per style with much fizz; finishes tangy malty roasty long and dry
Beerthoven (16) - - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite offerings from Great Lakes Brewing Company, and they have a bunch of good ones. Reasonably priced, and is named after a tragic shipwreck on the Great Lakes. What else can you ask for in a Porter?
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jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with a bit of lasting frothy tan head. Aroma is decadent with hints of bakers chocolate, a bit of coffee, and some hop notes near the finish. Full body and a medium to heavy long lasting sweet taste. Great Porter
Bulk_Carrier (2250) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh good grief. I’ve never rated this and I’ve had this more than enough times in my life. Well, no time like the present to do this.
Almost always, this has been poured into a pint glass. I honestly can’t think of anytime I’ve ever had this in any other vessel.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a nice tan/white one finger foamy white head. This head lasts for a good minute before it gently dies. Once it dies, there’s a nice speckled lacing sticking finely to the glass.
The smell had a nice balanced allocation of coffee to chocolate malts, dry yet somewhat bitter and still even a decent sweetness all combining very nicely.
The taste was bitter, yet dry, still a decent sweet and bringing in a nice roasty sort of flavoring. The aftertaste was mainly a dry coffee with still a slight chocolate coming in. There was a nice dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation finishes somewhat smooth surrounding my mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this is an absolutely excellent American Porter, more than worthy of having again. Kudos to whoever lives in the distro for this excellent beer and kudos to Great Lakes for making an absolutely excellent brew.
brew4health (12) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Opaque dark brown color and a tan creamy head with good retention
S- Strong chocolate, roasted malt aroma
F- Slightly sweet, malty roasted chocolate flavor with a clean, silky sweet finish
M- Creamy, medium to full body, moderately low to medium carbonation
O- This beer is dominanted by a silky smooth, creamy, sweet chocolate flavor. It is a very nice porter and I’ll be back for more. It goes very well with bbq!
Serving type: on-tap
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury - picked up at De Cicco Armonk. Pours brown with a creamy, light beige head. The nose holds milk chocolate, nips of lactose, burnt leaves. Medium sweet flavor with sugary chocolate, restrained roasted malts, light earthy and toasted leaf bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sugary dark malt finish with more milk cocoa, some ripe and dark fruits, more leaves, faint tang, cherries, chocolate. Pretty decent.
snoworsummer (2439) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a creamy, bubbly beige head. Smells like booze and sweet chocolate, light roasted earthiness. Tastes like sweet roasted grains, malty, light booze, light booze.