mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared by atom. Pours a dark black with a frothy, brown head. Woah, what a wonderful aroma. Smells like a bag of coffee beans with chocolate, roasted malt and a hop backbone. Full bodied for a porter, this is perfectly balanced between notes of dark chocolate truffle, roasted malt, coffee, and some earthy hop overtones. Really smooth and drinkable. If I had access to this on a regular basis, it would be definite go to porter. It’s a pretty fucking awesome porter.
godofsky (273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at the downstairs part of the Farmhouse in Burlington. pitch black with a thin tan head. coffee and roasted malts predominate in the aroma. sweet malts, espresso and toasty black patent on the front of the tongue, with a lingering bitter from the hops at the back. smooth and velvety on the palate, low carb. just wonderful.
GIJOE (601) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin cappuccino head that gradually fades to a ring. Nose is dark chocolate, dark-roasted malt, and espresso.
Flavor is quite balanced: a bitterness like good dark chocolate with some heady Kahlua notes. A burly, full-bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Exquisite porter! I’d like to taste this side by side with Founder’s Porter.
MWMBeerguy (87) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not as good as the ratings imply. It's a fair porter but to be honest, it tastes like my homebrewed porter. Not really that impressed after seeing the rating.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CamdenD (1078) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was both creamy and a bit dry -- a rare combination. There are many decent porters out there that are drinkable and smooth, but rarely are these porters all that interesting. For a style that’s been somewhat killed with amateurism, Everett re-shows us all how it’s done. Wow.
malrubius (1658) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at blackback pub. Dark brown black with small head and lace. Coffee licorice chocolate boozy aroma. Chocolate coffee vanilla roasted bitter lingering finish. Very flavorful but not a sessionable porter. Medium full rich nutty. Very good..
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
TASTE: coffee, chocolate, very balanced.
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick cream-tan head, jet-black beer. Very dry, "beery’" nose, ink, walnut, very roasted to burnt. Very roasted, if not burnt; light bitterness, some sweet maltiness in the background. Retronasal some faint, but nice fruity notes, surprising for such a beer. Long roasted aftertaste. Quite slick-viscous; well-bodied. Balanced; as most H-F beers.
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks! Spare creamy light brown head, dark brown. Big roasted coffee, toasted, grainy malt, barnyard, earth, leather, prune, faint smoke, very harsh bitterness, heavily roasted & charred coffee, black chocolate, largely just very bitter & roasted. Soft carbonation, grainy, faintly mineral. Very typical. This is the 3rd HF beer in a row that is confusing & not all that really, I am beginning to question their reputation or maybe they aren’t just to my personal preferences. Not bad at all but not all that.
wchesser (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cpetrone-huge thanks for my first HF, Chris!! Incredibly dark porter, with sparse dark brown coffee crema head. Incredible spot-on porter nose of dark roast and caramel malts, light smokiness, dark chocolate. Taste is same but less intense, with some light saline minerality. Quintessential porter.
SuperTiti33 (473) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire. Belle mousse moka. Nez: Chocolat. Truffe. Café espresso. Anis. Bouche: Sucré. Très riche. Longue. Belle amertume. Grain torréfié. Anis/boisé. Vanille. Houblon résineux. Mélasse. Très bien équilibré. Superbe.