biirusaikou (1446) - - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Keyaki. Average porter with a dark chocolate profile, some burnt malt, bitter finish. Not too impressive, just another porter really.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Roast, cocoa, chocolate, soft toffee. Medium bodied, cocoa, chocolate. Roast, cocoa, big fuzzy carbonation. Cocoa and soft roast into the finish.
kalki (22) - - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, smoky porter. A Texan bbq in beer form. Aroma is lacking, which is a real shame.
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth and refreshing. Deep flavor that lingers. Nice rich black. Aroma is lacking. Tap
tillmac62 (476) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 3/2/15. Pours dark as a starless night. Slightly below normal head volume and retention, normal lacing.
Light nose of roast and cocoa.
Medium body with a texture that is quite smooth and has strong creamy notes. Excellent carbonation with a mild burst of effervescence from the middle on.
The very nice flavor profile is reasonably intense, a bit complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a mild blend of roast and cocoa. Chocolate is hinted at, at best. The middle brings a mild balancing hop bitterness with a hint of sweetness. The finish is a slow fade of hop and roast bitterness. This offering is certainly not bad, it is quite good actually, but lacks the flavor intensity and complexity of world class porters such as Victory at Sea or an outstanding one such as Founders.
drsordr (1664) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Thirsty Monk pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose light roast and chocolate. Taste some dark fruit then roasted malt. Light chocolate flavors mid to late. A little muted compared to others in my flight.
Jow (2841) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At JTC10k. Fne dark porter pour. Nose is chocolate and licorice. Tastes of cola, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and earthy bitters. Fine sudsy palate.
jredmond (6512) - New York, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought to Clockwork’s 10k tasting, April 19th 2015. Pours a deep black body with thick tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation and notes of burnt roast, chocolate, deep malt, oak, root, and chocolate syrup. Nice.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, porter and chocolate aromas. Flavors are dark malt, roasted, and chocolate tones.
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber: This one pours a fairly opaque, inky dark brown color. There was foamy light brown head on it. It has a good nose. Chocolate, some sweetness and roasted malts. The taste is good. Some chocolate sweet malts, with some roastiness in the background. Some hops in the background just knocking down the sweetness, but just letting a little through. Some milkiness to the taste. Slightly more than medium bodied. Nice.