RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled 14-June-2010. From tap at Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, Montana. Funny name caught my attention and after a sample, I ordered quite a few of these during my stay. Dark pour into thick off-white head that lingers into sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasted chocolate. Initial flavor of dark roasted coffee, sweet creamy chocolate that fades into a slightly bitter, roasty finish. I hope to sample this one again soon!
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with copper edges and a creamy beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and chocolate with a touch of coffee. Taste has lots of sweet and burnt malts. Finish has some cocoa bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very heavy, full smelling, you get alcohol, coffee and yeast, in that order, then some sweet malt underneath all of that. Nice head on pour, pretty good lacing, dark, quite clear around the edges. Thick malty flavour but the alcohol is very noticable and it’s fairly thin bodied. For only being 5% it’s very thin indeed to be so strong of alcohol. Fairly decent, but after just 1/2 a glass it’s already getting too thin and too ’strong’ ...
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep very dark brown in coulour with a very thick foamy brown head. Looks great. Strong coffee aroma with a lot of chocolate as well. Light body with a very strong coffee flavour, finishes in dark chocolate and dry roasty flavours. It is very good but it could use a lot more body. This is a pretty thin porter in my opinion. Definatley not the "Pigs Ass" or is that "Cats Ass" any way not a very full Assed beer.
mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is both roast and bittersweet chocolate. Good sweet taste than a good coffee and chocolate finish. A fantastic regular porter.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Despite the wet sloppy disaster that was their Beltian White, I have hopes for the Pigs Ass Porter from Harvest Moon out of Bell, Montana. It may just be delusion, or it may just be because I like the name of the beer. There’s only one way to find out, so without further ado…
The label sports an amusingly cute caricature of 3 pigs dressed as olde English porters from whence the Porter itself originated, blended and then brewed to slake the thirsts of the hard-working and underpaid porters. As I pour this particular porter into my awaiting English nonic pint, I am greeted by a pleasant sight of rich browns and blacks simmering beneath a decent khaki head. Tracing his path down to mediocrity, his head leaves a generous trail of lace, a promising sight indeed. I swirl his brown-black depths, releasing a robust nose of chocolate, licorice root, raisins juicy and plump, tobacco leaf, burnt sugars, and a final wisp of cream and vanilla bean. Roasty and toasty, just the way I like it. Nothing overly complex, but satisfying nonetheless. My first quaff is lip-coating, filling my mouth with rich flavors of chocolate, burnt espresso, tobacco, wood, and spice. Dry and sweet at the same, he both slakes and induces my thirst for more. Raisins provided a pleasant meatiness to the middle of his palate while the chocolate dominates the front and the dry side of tobacco, licorice root, wood, and ash round out the finish. As the Pigs Ass Porter warms, there is a growing nip of tart prune juice which joins her meaty cousins, the raisins.
Nice, simple, and satisfying, I can wholly understand why the Porters of yore would slake their hard-earned thirst with this poor man’s refreshment. The fact that to this day the Porter is a thriving and vibrant beer style is testament to the universal enjoyment of a good dark quaffer. Skip the Beltian White, pass go, and find yourself at home with the Pigs Ass Porter.
poisoneddwarf (1716) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Smells of vanilla mocha. Pours black with a thick tan head which dissipates but never depletes. Tastes of sweet coffee, roasted malt,
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown offwhite head. Rich caramel and vanilla aroma, just a hint of roasted nut. Nice sweetness then an awesome bitter coffee chocolate finish. Great mouthfeel and an awesome porter.
jake65 (2616) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Famous Dave’s Bozeman: Pours a deep brown color with a finger of fizzy beige head. Aroma is a nice blend of roast and bittersweet chocolate. The flavor is roasty and has a strong hoppy content before mellowing into a smoother, more roasty and chocolate finish. Different, but enjoyable.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of otakuden. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Flavor is slightly swet and roasty with coffee and itter dark chocolate. Medium body with sot carbonation.