harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown, excellent clarity and a surface etched with light dirty cream foam. Nose is almost spicy with malts and some hops (noble) with a bit of cocoa, but no vanilla. Taste has roasted malts with a bit of sweet rye and some cheap base malt oxidation - a truly uneventful mouthful. Thin with sharp, yet fleeting carb and an off dry finish. Meh.
Serving type: bottle
AFMcKone (20) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good chocolate and vanilla presence, mouthfeel is creamy and aftertaste is a light dark chocolate bitterness. However aroma is boozy as is the taste a bit. I've had better chocolate porters but not too bad.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, cocoa. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet with a definite milk-chocolate overtone touch of vanilla, light bitterness, not enough to counteract the sweetness fully. A bit artificial tasting, actually. Medium body. Definitely drinkable, but nothing special here.
tnkw01 (851) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown. Thin, off-white head. Aroma is light for a porter. Taste is surprisingly strong alcohol taste.
jmacraider (2) - - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is less than what is expected for the quality. I would like a darker hue for what can be considered an imperial. Taste is balanced and clean. Very pleasant to the palate. Overall a nice brew.
want1DIPA (151) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. A little chocolate Porter tonight! A really good chocolate aroma and subtle chocolate and coffee taste! Solid brew.
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light smoky/coffee notes, chocolate, a little dough, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful smell – like deep deep dark chocolate. I could spend all day smelling this. Pours clear reddish brown, looks a little thin. A little bit on the bitter side, could do with some sweetness, but it goes well with the dark chocolate smell. Feels a little thin on the tongue, no significant carbonation.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin brown with lots of aroma and flavor but the thin character takes away from it. Flavor is a lot of cocoa and vanilla. Too much really. Some licorice and coffee. Alittle dusty and dry. Didn’t really get any banana talked about in the description.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thin looking brown with an almost white head that fades to a ring pretty fast. Aromas of chocolate (obviously) but also some nice cigarette butt elements. Pretty chitl. I do love me some cigarette butt taste in my porters, although I prefer them to be in Baltic Porters, they work quite well here as well. Finishes slightly sweet with a dusting of cocoa powder. Nice.