NordicV (924) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brunsvart öl med ett beige skum. Doft av malt och lätt rostade toner. Smaken är ganska söt. Havrekakor och rostade toner. Viss efterbeska.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; cola with ample foamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and some roast. Tastes like it smells, only smoother and more balanced. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.
PGHbeer77 (565) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC. Dark, robust coffee scent, gorgeous black pour with big foamy tan head and thick lacing, medium creamy feel, and a big coffee oatmeal dark chocolate flavor. A fine porter.
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Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was light roast and chocolate. Flavor similar, but bland and very watery for a Porter.
williamherbert (1168) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brick-red color that simply glows at the edges. Big, puffy off-white head.
There isn’t a ton of aroma, what there is is very dry. You can practically smell the dried malts, still dry.
The flavor is incredibly molasses-based. It’s got toffee and caramel in spades, but then has a nutty finish that blunts the flavors. It’s supremely dry,
The feel is bone-dry, almost as if on nitro. It fits the style well. The flavors are alternately sweet and dry, which make it very very drinkable. It’s a unique oatmeal.
artmcd8 (1087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Bottle thanks to lithy. Pours a dark cola color with a tan head. Not a whole lot of aroma, maybe some maltiness. I’m not so sure that this should be called a porter.
Edit: After reading up on the history of a porter, this could be considered true to the original style with less dark malts. I’m still not that impressed by it.
MadRobin (1439) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, nearly black mahogany with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Fairly mild aroma of roasted grain, coffee and chocolate with a touch of hay.
Taste of toasted (almost burnt) grain, caramel, coffee, herbal hops and chocolate.
Medium/light body and high/medium carbonization.
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fiercepanda (388) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A black beer with a reddish tinge and a small tan head. The aroma is nice and simple cocoa and grain. The flavor is likewise chocolatey with a good oatmeal flavor and texture.
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour very dark brown cola. Nose chocolate, dark fruit, sweet malt. Taste initial slight bitter, roast, chocolate, and toffee. Roast on the muted finish. Nothing bad, but not as flavorful as desired.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle Pours a brown black with a thin creamy head. Some of that light black patent that is less intense than the mocha stout. Some of the creamy oats come out over time. Similar flavors with acidic roast and a touch of sweetness. Slightly bitter. Too much black patent but ok. 7/4/7/3/13