CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from QFC. My ex-girlfriend actually modeled for this bottle! I hate that fucking troll, but I wish him the best. This has a nice opaque black body. It has a soft and wispy head. Wait...the head is gone. The head sits around the circumference of this beer. This porter looks pretty, pretty, pretty good. This has a heavy roast aroma accompanied by a nice soft smokiness. Touches of chocolate hit my nose. Somewhat of a milky flavor, with a roast, chocolate, and subtle smoke flavor that really makes this a stellar, and under-appreciated porter. Itís quite easy to drink, and has a long-lasting roast flavor that is quite delicious. The only thing that is keeping me from giving this a really high score is that milky flavor. Iíve never been a fan of that because it almost seems borderline infected with an off flavor like that. Overall, pretty good stuff from a brewery that, typically, underwhelms.
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ tan head. Mild dry dark roast malt, coffee aromas. smooth easy mouthfeel. Very nice chocolate, coffee, medium roast malt flavors with a nice bitterness to balance--tasty porter.
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-03. Very dark brown black body, small creamy tan head fades. 3+ Roasty aroma, dry coffee like notes, mild ashen touches. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry roast, mild sweet malt core. Lingering light roast. Smooth average to light palate is light for the beer. Okay. On tap at Hales, Seattle
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3093-20100703] Tap. Fruity apple cherry wood alcohol aroma has mild cigarette notes. Brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Lots of mid-notes in the flavour with smoky wood fruit and noticeable grainy alcohol. Medium-full body. Like kissing a smoker... or a giant cement troll.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a mild caramel head. The taste is slightly bitter with a rotten eggs taste mixed with a rusted nails . I am extremely disappointed with this one. I ordered it from bottle trek and paid shipping and handling on this one what a waste. Now I drank this after a long trail coffee stout but there is no comparison.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied with decent head.This one treads the sweet and imperial stout boundaries, combining the best of both. Rich, deep chocolate aroma with some black patent complexity and hints of chocolate alcohol. The flavor is similar. Smooth, deep, full-bodied roasted malting. Rich dark chocolate and some black patent twinge and a touch or raisin.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque/black. Almost no head, and what was there to begin with dissipated within moments.
Nose is dissapointingly faint but cocoa/chocolatey.
Palate is a blast of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Simply amazing combination here. Worth it!
Finish is medium long and roasty.
madmitch76 (15124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th October 2008. GABF. Made with toasted coconut. The sweetness of the coconut offsets the porter flavours well, especially in the dry finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub 2/14/9. Pours dark brown to black with a dark tan head. This is fairly roasted for a porter. Good lacing. Finishes with a strong sourness on the mid tongue. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors, but a bit thin in body. Pretty good, but not outstanding.
nearbeer (3745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark brown; almost all foam, even with an easy pour. Faint coffee, orange and cocoa aroma. Flavor is coffee, citrus, sawdust and caramel. Near-medium body is roasty dry and a tad too airy.