BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Green Flash. Pours with a near black body and a medium sized tan head that lasts. Aromas are malty (complexly so). Cola, brown sugar, bready, leathery, chocolate, with some tobacco and toasted malt notes. Flavors are leathery, cola, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Pretty strong bitterness, but an overall neutral balance. Medium-full carbonation, medium bodied but a bit on the drier side.
jredmond (7671) - New York, 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 (7560) - 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.
onceblind (7526) - 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.
vtafro (6743) - 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.
Beerman6686 (6390) - 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.
Suttree (6105) - 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.
badlizard (5533) - 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.
JohnnyJ (5419) - 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.