5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep cola, large frothy light sand colored head, nice lacing. Cocoa and roasted malt nose, sweet, a little milkshake like. Not as sweet on the tongue as the nose suggested, soft hop, a little ashy, somewhat thin. Smells great, but falls very quickly. Does feel a little London like in that it has a smidgen of tartness on the back. Decent Porter, but thought it was going to be a bit better based on the aroma. Thanks for the bottle Bob!
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (thanks to Daknole)(I’m not the hellbilly he is referring to)... Poured dark brown with a thick beige head. Remind me of a more English style porter. Worty sweet, cocoa, earthy and herbal hops. Low bitterness and thin palate. Oats and grains. Faint roast or toasted characters.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a sixer so I could give one to Hellbilly. Clear dark brown pour, sudsy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, lactic sweetness and a hint of molasses in the nose. Flavor is sweet up front, hints of black tea, chocolate and roast.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasty malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and chocolate with a light bitter roast. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Decent porter.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a reddish black color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some sporadic lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with hints of chocolate and mild floral hops. Taste is light chocolate and malt sweetness with some roasty bitterness balanced together nicely with a mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Body is a little thin for the style and carbonation is soft. Overall, a pretty decent brew.
SHIG (4385) - 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 (187) - 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 (4234) - Arlington, 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.