Ernest (6723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft (Craftsmen, Charleston SC, May 2015). Head is mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
A simple and overly-sweet rendition.
jhp40219 (372) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Picked up a 6-pack while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, some nuttiness, hint of coffee, piney hops. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, caramel malts, white bread, hop resin, and a bit of cream. Dry and somewhat bitter, not really what I expect in a porter. Hops come through a bit too pronounced for this style. Medium bodied, creamy texture, moderate carbonation.
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some roast and light cream. Hint of chocolate. Black pour with OK mocha head. Light bitter finish. Can at a Charleston restaurant.
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can poured into glass at Poogan’s Porch in Charleston, SC. Poured a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of coffee and some chocolate. Medium bodied porter with roasty, malty taste. Ok porter; a lot better porters out there.
jcnielsen (2584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Charleston. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, malty sweet, toffee aromas. Malty sweet, toffee flavors. Sweet malty version of a porter, not really my favorite version of the style.
Theydon_Bois (12680) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub, 18/02/15.
Light black with a moderate tan head.
Nose is roast malt, toffee, light cocoa.
Taste comprises dark fruit notes, chocoalte, light vanilla, faint roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
ordybill (655) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and chocolate aroma.
Appearance- This beer pours a dark brown with a small tan head.
Taste- Has a nice malt flavor that is more on the mild side for porters. very enjoyable.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a slightly oily texture that goes well with the flavor
Overall- A very solid porter. If you are new to porters this is a good one to try.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and roasty, nicely malty in a nutty way with a light coca character.
The flavor is a little sweeter than I’d prefer it’s got a nice level of roasty bitterness, some chocolate, some nuttiness. It’s a touch off balance but it
s got some nice things going on.
ARH (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Coffee and chocolate covered raisin aromas jump from the dark, opaque, raisin colored beer that’s topped by a dense, off white head that keeps a medium ring and a light lace. The taste is a medium, balanced bittersweet. The fuzzy beer is thin and light with a medium rich body containing fig and coffee flavors. The finish has a brief jolly rancher sweetness and a gritty coffee bitterness. The aftertaste is smokey coffee and clove.
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. To be honest this beer is not good. Decent nutty aroma. Flavor is sort of dirty, tangy, and nutty. Maybe this would pass for a brown ale but not like anyporter i have had.