TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starts off pretty nice but then gets overwhelmed with kind of a bland hoppy taste. Not much body, and an uninspiring finish. Not much head or carbonation at all.
shadey (1887) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Glossy black pour with a quickly diminishing head that reduces to a ring of tan cream. Aroma is rich and chocolaty. The flavors are really where the magic happens. Tons of rich earthy chocolate and coffee. Smokey and fruity. Delicious and complex. Very nice.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Brown pour with a small head. Roasted nuts, cream and marshmallow. Chocolate, light roast. Taste is mellow, some roast, caramel and earth. Light bitterness. Soft body. Smooth. Good stuff.
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with an initial rocky, bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of just grounded coffee beans. Flavor is bold with some bittersweet baker’s chocolate. some day old black coffee, a finish of topsoil. Mouthfeel has a nice chalkiness to it. Been a a while since I had a solid every day English Porter with out something added to it or sweetened out to the max. Very enjoyable.
crajun (952) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from springslicker. Roasted malt in aroma. Dark pour. Taste was roasted malts. Over carbonated and fizzy. Odd. End of taste is a little off with fizz and odd hops
devman171 (951) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with big head, aroma is roast with a light floral aroma, taste is smooth roast, very nice porter style
jdb288 (512) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lowes (Boone, NC). Pours muddy brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, some dark/milk chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee/espresso, a bit of chocolate, some toffee. Deep flavors developed here. A solid porter.
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bmoosey. Pours dark brown with a tan head, smells of milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, dark roast coffee, and roasted malts. Body is a little heavy, but a pretty nice porter overall.
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh. Black hue, zero visibility with 1/4" thick creamy light khaki head. Good lacing. Heavy roasted malt, coffee & milk chocolate. Light creamy malt flavor up front with a light creamy milk chocolate finish. Creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation on the palate.
woodychevy (349) - - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had in a bottle at Wayside in Biltmore with Red Sox game. Decent porter- pretty heavy mouthfeel so only a "3" for palate. Feels more stout-like to me. Pours dark brown with reddish tinge. Decent head and lacing. Tons of chocolate and coffee on the nose/ palate. On the sweet side for me- maybe too much vanilla/caramel in there? Great winter beer- feeling a bit more like lighter spring brews at the moment.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Draft at brewery. Label thanks to AdamT. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee, roast, light toast and mocha. Lighter medium body.