riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasty nose, dark chocolate, a little earthy, lightly sweet. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Flavors of raosted malts, a little caramel, dark chocolate, and a dry earthy finish. NMedium bodied lingering dry finish. Nice house porter.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Icicle Brewing Co. in Leavenworth, WA. Nice dark chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Smell of dark chocolate and espresso. Smooth body leads to roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Ends with a subtle sourness at finish. Hard to explain. Not sure if it was intended or not. Pretty average bitterness. This is a solid porter though not a game changer.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium-bodied with a roasty character of coffee plus some chocolate malt and hops. The finish is malty with a mild coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
BeerCentralWA (2) - - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Very dark, rich smokey brown color. Clear appearance
S - Roasty malt notes, slightly coffee smell
M – dry finish. Light body for porter. Good carbonation.
T – hop finish, roasty notes,
O - Roasty toasty nose, rich balanced mouthfeel, dry well hopped finish. Well balanced, light porter.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery: This was my second favorite Icicle brew that I tasted, after the IPA. It was a robust, roasty-good porter with tar and char blended with caramel and toffee. Bitterness was on the mild side, so the beer became a bit sweet over time, but it was solid and tasty nonetheless.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF 2011. Wow, am I the first person to have this brewery’s beer on RB! Awesome. Pours a dark brown color, near black with a small light beige head. A nice nose of roast, chocolate, light pine. The flavor is dominated by a robust roast which meets with some hops to produce a nice metallic bit, fairly dry, dark chocolate, very smooth.