dfinney23 (2850) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No frills porter leaning to the more bitter side of the scale. Chocolate and roast with only the faintest hint of sweetness. Yum.
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. can.
Opaque, dark cola brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted nuts, roasted malt, caramel and roasted nuts.
Taste of bitter toasted walnuts, caramel, sweet crude chocolate and roasted malt. The bitter nuts are more than amply offset by the sweet malt flavors.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation with nice mouthfeel.
The can I drank yesterday had an off taste. Maybe it was my palate, because this can (from the same 6-pack) seems fine.
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blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned from johnnnnie, dark brown with great foam, roAsty nuts aroma flavor is cashew caramel and roast
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Block Six, Portsmouth, NH. This came across like homebrew to me -- it was thin, slightly acidic from the dark malts, not terribly roasty, and a bit all over the place. It was perfectly fine as a quaffer, but sub-par.
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells a bit off. Foam bomb. Shared with my bros. Watery Thx johnnnniee. Bacon. Vegetable. Grainy.
tekstr1der (373) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near-black pour with frothy tan top. Smells of chocolate and rich malt. Both come through in flavor with some spice and roast. This finishes fairly clean, but a little dry. Slightly more carbonation than I’d like. Pretty decent overall.
AlainG (1965) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une brune qui est fière de sa mousse puisqu’elle la retient longtemps. Un nez classique du style; grains grillés, torréfaction, quelques effluves acidulées par-ci, par-là. Un goût de café amer, c légèrement poivré et une effervescence soutenue au travers une texture svelte et des saveurs herbacées rendant le tout fort agréable. C’est sans prétention et bien exécuté. (1605-250915)
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white to tan foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. Messy lacing tries to cling but slides into the beer.
The smell had a nice sweet blend of sticky cocoa, rich dark fruits, some light coffee and a delicate amount of robust spices.
The taste was mainly sweet with a nice rich robust roastiness sticking to my tongue and leveling out to a nice smooth fruity to robust to sweet coffee aftertaste. There’s a quick little rich sweet fruity roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nice and smooth. Low
penetration of bitterness definitely shows its an English Porter.
Overall, for me it’s good. Pretty sure I’d have again. For the style, it’s right up there as a well done English Porter.
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dull burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam, Nose is roasty with underlying cocoa and burnt spent coffee. Palate follows with good roasted malt throughout and layers of bakers cocoa, some chewy grain and a lingering bitterness. Good carbonation and a classic porter.
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is robust malts, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is on the bitter side, like a rich dark chocolate. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Good brew.