ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Way to represent the 253! Good porter with a nice aroma to it. Head is frothy
BillKismet (3340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black, light head. Coffee roast nose, some licorice. Licorice roast coffee body with some soot, charcoal, and molasses. Black patent malt seems apparent. Like the porter a coal miner may drink. Solid.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was OK.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber - clear, cola brown with thin, off-white head; fresh nutty aromas with bitter coffee and mild roast; full bodied and almost creamy; lovely texture and mouthfeel; not the most flavorful porter by any means, but very solid with that nice fresh roast and nutty flavors; touch of sweetness in the end
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Coffee roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp and bitter coffee finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: September 12, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, only a hint of sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, hint of roasted adds a coffee character, light balancing earthyness
Date: July 19, 2012
Words: ale alpharetta
the bottle version adds a bit of smokyness along with the roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of a bottle at Collins Pub. Aromas of smoke and toasted malt. Pours black with barely any lace. But the taste--odd. Tastes of red fruits, nearly like red wine, and very vinegar like, with some bitter coffee beneath. Almost like they tried to make a sour porter.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at collins for porter weekend. Pour was inpeneterable black color. Aroma was like a cold iced latte, notes of cocoa and coffee, but muted. Taste was bizarre, tart, vinegar, sour like, blended with the bitter coffee. Palate was thin.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22oz bottle that I picked up on my last trip to Seattle. Pours a brown black with a small tan head. Light roasted malt, a little thin in taste.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to danielcurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours black with a brown edge and no head. Nose has coffee and some roasted malt with chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted malt and coffee, a little sour and light/lacking.