Bulk_Carrier (3552) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was on tap at the brewpub.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent dark brown color ranging close to black with a bar pourís kind of slim white to off white foamy head. Light lacing does end up showing itís face slightly but trickling for the most part.
The smell had a roasty sort of dark chocolate and a light coffee trying to invade but maintaining a nice background. Decent amount of light citrus hops help to balance.
The taste was mainly sweet but still had a decent roasty chocolate flavor. Citrus hops are super delicate in the background.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there indicating a fair sharpness but nothing overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Porter Iíd have again.
sonnycheeba (4920) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, earthy hops, figs, black cherries, and light smoke. Flavor is roast malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and earthy and woody hops with light ash; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt, earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.