DJMonarch (9173) - 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.
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.
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a small khaki head, and some lacing.
smell is of strong coffee, cocoa, and roasted nuts.
taste is tart, sour malt, some cocoa, and some coffee, end is overpowering with the tartness, and a little dry.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle brought back from the brewery by good my friend Leems. Pours black as pitch with a decent tan head that is gone quick. Aroma is largely roast, some coffee, chocolate and maybe even some raisins or plums. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee/chocolate, but with light hints of caramel and vanilla. Perhaps a little lighter in mouth than I would prefer, but still a very tasty brew. I would like to try more from this brewery.
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small thinnish beige head that fell to a partial covering. The nose is oddly fruity with a chocolate covered cherry quality. Some roast and light hoppiness. Something wrong here, it’s oddly sour with almost a bretty funkiness. A little thin and slightly acrid roast and chocolate malts. A little leafy hoppiness on the late finish. Light to medium bodied with a slightly oily slickness on the finish. Moderate fizzy active carbonation. This isn’t completely unpleasant, but it’s clearly infected. 6/3/4/3/6 = 2.4
Re-rate, Sept 2013, tap. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a one finger frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet caramel, roast, burnt malt, and maybe a touch of rubber, not much chocolate malt at all. The flavor is a little heavy on the roast as well with lots of sweet burnt carmel. Very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little heavy and thick from the residual sweetness. Soft minimal carbonation. Not really much of a Porter, comes across as much more Stout like. Still, a lot better than my bottle experience from back in 2009. Rating is for the recent taste.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at the brewery. Pours a lovely brown with a great tan head the stayed forever and left lovely lacing. The aroma is malt, caramel, and coffee. The flavor is a great mix of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. On the palate it is thick and silky, but leaves fairly quickly. This beer was gone too soon.