killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. from Chuck’s. Tastes like the black half of the Tarton. Pretty tasty on its own. I can imagine this taking over for the Black Butte as the common bar porter of choice.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Harmon Brewing Company--PUGET SOUND PORTER--Brewed With 8 Different Malts. A SMOOTH Well Balanced Dark Beer--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Porter. Dense mild lace thick dark tan head. Sediment hint. Pours medium tich with dark ruby brown color. Opaque dark black color. Rich floral chocolate hop based roasted mild coffee front. Medium textured mildly silky creamy smooth roasted burnt not bitter doughy chocolate rich tasty Porter body. Crisp zesty mild hop spice refreshing light lingering cocoa end. Very tasty nice fresh smooth Brown Porter. Sampled 3/7/2011. Purchased for $4.50 at PCC--Greenlake, Seattle on 3/6/2011.
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 (3502) - 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 (1289) - 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 (9165) - 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 (10884) - 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.