SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a black reddish color with a tan head. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate. Taste is metal, roasted malts, light chocolate, and coffee grinds.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark body with a thick beige head. Smoke and roasted aromatics. Thin and a bit watery while also smoky therefore not offering much pleasure. Just ok.
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on draft, came muddy dark brown, aroma a little sweet and malty. Flavor is mild for a porter, chocolate, slighty malty. Nothing stands out with this one.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark blackish mahogany with a fair sized light brown head. Nose of chocolate, molasses and malt. Creamy on the palate but with a little thinner viscosity than most premium porters. Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses with a little hoppy bitterness on the finish. A good porter but not quite top tier. Pairs well with dark meats such as goose or duck.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with some reddish touches. Tan head. Aroma is dark malts, roasted grain and a light chocolately sweetness. Flavor is light with a thin body. Finishes light.
bpreo (1610) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, tame, interesting take on the London Porter from a Montana Brewery. It’s not my favorite, but I am very happy to be enjoying it.
jandd1983 (2563) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a deep brown color with a beige head. The aroma was a blend of roast and some chocolate. The flavor was roasty and had a strong hoppy taste. Not bad.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium garnety-brown with a tall, fluffy khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet, burnt black malts first and foremost.. hard to place.. some molasses, chocolate, and vanilla present.. brown sugar and ash too.. charred roast accents.. I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me. The flavor found burnt, lightly smoked black malts at the core, with ashy roast rolling outward.. some sourness on the back-end, giving the expected London porter feel.. the malts never really popped, though. Light-medium bodied and very roasty/burnt on the palate.. the transition to sourness across the middle was well done.. still not greatly enjoyable or interesting.
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Murky brown-black with a big beige head that laces the glass. Chocolate, cocoa in the aroma. A really well done, medium bodied Porter. Enough rich chocolate tones that you could call it a Chocolate Porter and no one would blink an eye. Very easy on the palate. Well done.
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with a slight red hue and a thin tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, coffee and some hops. Similar aroma that is rather strong. Has a nice body that is slick and creamy. Very drinkable and quite satisfying. Well worth having again.