blipp (6890) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has a light roast, coffee, and a bit of hops in the finish. Decent.
jredmond (6156) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RnH in Nyc with Andrew. Pours a deep dark brown body with some nice off white lacing. Aroma is deep roasted malts, bacon, and burnt crisp... Full and delicious.
nimbleprop (5799) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Park West Porter on tap at PPD. Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with some thin, off white head. Nose is interesting, almost a hint of sourness, toast, malt, straw, light nut. Flavor has no sourness Which Is good, some toasted wheat, a little cherry, malt, bread, black pepper, smoke. Dry finish. A little strange for my taste.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at Stone. Dark Brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet molasses and chocolate aroma and taste with a roasted grain finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with an off white head. Roast y and coffee esk tones. Minerals and coco notes with a dry coco tone. Minerals and light roast y finish. Nice.
Suttree (5482) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Suttree’s Tavern as "Park West Porter". Black, with a creamy brown head. Smells like espresso and dark chocolate. Taste is more of the same. No surprises, just a solid, well made porter.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ale House @ Amato’s, listed as "Vandberg/green flash park west porter". Clear black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of semi-dark coffee with some bitter floral hop tones and a mild bitter chocolatiness. Flavor starts sweet with a roasty dark malt tone, quickly turns bitter with the same floral and herbal hop tones from the nose. Semi-sweet chocolatiness throughout. A little too American-hopped and bitter, not enough roasty dark chocolaty sweetness. Basically a black IPA.
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light roast, chocolate, and mild hops. Flavor was watery, and brown malt, not really porterish im looking for.
JohnnyJ (4883) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone, brown pour, light tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, light nuttiness, and hops. Pretty standard porter, although I can’t say it’s is bad either. Just a typical porter.
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour with tan head, Chocolate malt and mineral like aroma. Flavor is roasted dark malts and slight mineral tang.