Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Cocoa, light toasted malts and toffee. Deep clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffee and toast with some dark fruity notes.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is mildly chocolate, roasted caramel malt, lightly nutty. Flavor is similar. Creamy texture. Easy, simple porter. Nice.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Roasty and light chocolate aroma. Light dark malt flavor the coffee flavor was very subtle. Has a tad watery finish to the taste.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Southpoint Porter--1999 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Clear deep dark red color. Spicy front mellows with addition of tight pellicle. Creamy tan head and texture. Thick toasted slightly sweet rich cherry licorice body. Nice lace. Spicy hop finish. Sampled 9/9/1999.
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Southpoint Porter--2000 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Porter--Clear dark red color. Light front. Toasted cherry fruit malt body is smooth and easy with mild sweetness. Clean bland finish. Light toasted notes. Undistinguished. Sampled 7/23/2000.
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint, small tan bubbly head, and some lacing.
smell is faint, some cocoa, some coffee, a hint of roasted nuts, some malt in the back.
taste is watery, sour malt, light cocoa, weak coffee, not much of an ending, very thin, and not much of a taste.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap a the the brewery in Kingston, WA--Poured a very light brown body with a practically non-existent head. Nose of malty. ruddy, infected nose. This brewer needs to get it together.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2006
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bomber. I previously tried the Hood Canal Stout, and it was infected. Looking at the other comments here, it looks like their porter has the same problem. It has been a month since the last rating, and the last report of infection. Maybe I got a newer batch? I pour a tall glass with some trepidation. Is the huge tan head despite the infection? Because of the infection? The first taste? Itís also the last taste - IT"S STILL INFECTED. Can this brewery pull it together and actually bottle a decent beer?
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bomber. Pours nearly jet black with a thick, sedimentary tan head of suds and mousse. Really good looking beer. Nose of tart must, funk, foot, and horseblanket. Umm...that canít be right. Oh, god. Could barely drink a sip. What a catastrophe. Utterly infected. Tastes like sucking on a dirty foot face down in a mud puddle in a game preserve. And Iíve had good beer from these guys on draft before, trying to say something nice here. It, ah, looked tasty. Just confirming the infection issues I guess...kind of been a while since they were last noted, too.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Same problem as DarkElf....also bought recently at Bottleworks. I was looking forward to this too. Tastes kind of like.....chocolate soda from a babyís diaper. WIll re-rate some other day.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Iím really getting tired of buying bottles of beer from the Pacific Northwest, only to have so many of them be infected as shit. This is a great area for beer, but half these places have no business bottling beer. This is my third bottle from Hood Canal, and all three have been infected, this one to the point of absolute undrinkability. And you canít blame Bottleworks, this is on the brewery, plain and simple. Ultimately, of course, Iíll retry this and all the other Hood Canal beers, but until then, let this review serve as a warning to those who donít feel like taking the risk.