Beerandhockey8 (239) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to pint glass, Land of Magic, Logan MT. Pours a very dark brown almost black, tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty, notes of caramel and chocolate. Taste is a medium bitter, nice finish.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 oz pour at Beer Revolution. Created a great back-n-forth with the waitress by calmly ordering a Pig’s Ass. Hot women like that, right? This porcine buttocks did not disappoint. Opaque dark pour with a bubbly tan foam. Aroma is toffee, coffee, and dates. Mild-medium carbonation, medium bodied. Taste is quite complex, lots of roast malt character but tempered with fruity sweetness (raisin, currant). Awesome brew.
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes from the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival:
Harvest Moon Pigs Ass Porter: Pours cola. Honey start, coffee bitter crisp finish.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Calgary beer fest. Hazy maroon brown color, tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and toffee. Taste is roasted fruit. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and nutty malt with dates and figs. Flavor is dark malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Gription79 (2426) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep ruby. There is a solid caramel aroma. Notes of black cherries, caramel, chocolate. Tastes as if there be a slight brettanomyces infection. The body is dry and thin.
snoworsummer (2959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Tastes like corn and water. No impressive taste. Mild aroma. Low carbonation. Light foamy head.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, dates, raisins, earthy hops, chocolate, and light cocoa. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, chocolate, light earthy hops, leather, and woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sledutah (5652) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up in Montana
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and metallic
Taste: Roasted coffee, chocolate, dark malts, salty with a bitter finish
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A low-sweetness nutty-fudge-cake porter with cigarette butt flavor. Acceptable
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed when probably 6 months of age. A bonus sent to me by Savvy1982, thanks Kyle
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is a bit smoky (cigarette butt), commercial fudge cake bars. Taste also has a commercial fudge cake bar flavor, like eating one of those Cadbury’s individually wrapped fudge bars. There was also that strange flavor that as an ex-smoker I can only describe as ‘chewing on a cigarette filter after smoking the cigarette’. Also some hazelnuts. And that’s pretty much it. Medium body a bit on the oily side. I didn’t care for the cigarette butt character of the beer but it wasn’t overwhelming and in the end it was quite drinkable even if unexciting. And if you can drink a beer called Pigs Ass without giggling all the way through, then clearly we don’t have the same level of maturity.