podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Draught at George Keely’s NYC. Pours dark brown with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate and espresso. Taste is slightly bitter: roasted coffee and malts as well as chocolate and some dark fruit/ The finish is smooth and the bitterness does not linger. Really nice.
Benzai (10962) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks. Opaque black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, liquorice, slightly sweetish chocolate, moderately bitter finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2871) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at McGillicuddy’s. Dated 09/07/2015.
This was poured into a tulip, eh, oh well, next time mug, nonic or pint glass.
No worries, I know Sean Hill is anal about stupid shit he doesn’t know, eh, whatever.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing surrounded the glass, thick yet not too thick as it showed enough spliced delicate thin-ness to it (adequate).
The smell started off with sweet to robust and roasty coffee and cocoa moving slowly into a real nice malty aroma.
The taste rolled into the sweetness nicely with a fairly sweet to roasty with a tad of bitter coffee blending nicely. There’s a nice semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste bleeding into a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely underneath fulfilling a fairly light quality but not too light.
Overall, as an American Porter, it works. Its nice and definitely one to have this time of the year.
Fritz123 (1414) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter at home. Black liquid with a tan one finger head. Some lace. The aroma is big chocolate, coffee, anise, vanilla, and roasted malts. The tastes are the same as the aromas which is big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and anise. Slight dry finish with a burnt malts aftertaste. Moderate to fuller body, creamy, and satisfying. Solid porter!
Koelschtrinker (13628) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Runder, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Nicht sonderlich intensiv, würzig, etwas schwach. Okay. 12/9/9/9/12/9
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, Kakao, Schokolade. Geschmack süß malzig, Karamell, Vanille, toffee.
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has tons of burnt toast, chocolate, coffee. A little more burnt bitterness in the flavor. Definitely the best non-BA porter I’ve had! Thanks Dennis.
Stuu666 (7310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at borefts. Pours black, nose is meaty, smoky, chocolate, taste is similar, dry, roasted, bitter.
Fin (8542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Borefts Beer Festival courtesy of Thomas (cheer Thomas) De Molen, Bodegraven Friday 25th September 2015 in the company of Jackie and Simon Black with a light beige head, cappuccino, soft in the mouth this is a really nice beer, smooth and creamy. Sweet malt on the nose, a little malty also in the mouth. Really liked it. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark pour with an awesome mocha head. Complex, coffee, chocolate, roast, soil. Well balanced. Medium full body. Silky but flavorful sweet bitter body and long finish. Really really nice
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks thick as it pours. Dark brown, with an intense brown-read head. The aroma is really great. Coffee, molasses, chocolate, fresh soil. Taste is moderately sweet and a tad bitter. A very well-crafted porter.