Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounce taster at the Taproom. Reddish color, less roasted flavor than the red.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured dark brown with a beige/tan head. aroma was very pleasant with chocolate and coffee with a touch of hershey’s syrup. flavor was a bittering coffee followed up by subdued dark roasts with a nice bittering. medium body with high carbonation.
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a goblet. Likely 3 years old. JA11/09.
App.: Deep brown-black with ruby highlights, clear, tan head that diminishes quickly.
Aroma: Wow! Really thick, heavy rum, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, some coffee and milk chocolate, sour cherries, light acidity, black strap molasses.
Palate: Medium-light body, fairly full effervescence.
Flav.: Coffee, dark and milk chocolate, vanilla, a little smoke, some fruitiness, a bit of hops (green leafy?), a little cardboard, some light smoke/ash; fairly dry with good bitterness.
Great stuff, held up
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nutty, malty aroma with light hints of chocolate, coffee and roast. The body is a dark ruddy brown and holds a thin tan head. Chocolate, some sour twang, toast, cocoa, coffee and a decent blast of roast malt. Not bad but not something I’d drink regularly. Just seems a little off.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle purchased from Corti Bros in Sacramento for $1.49. Poured very dark brown that looked nearly black, but when held up to the light turned out to ber a very dark red.. Head was quite dark also tending toward tan. Great lacing rings
Nose is of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich, and medium bodied. Flavor is rich dark malts with light hops in the background. Finish is dry and good to the last drop. A really quite excellent porter.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corti Bros. Nice darkly roasted, nigh toasted, malt aroma. Near opaque black/brown color with a beige head. A bit thin in body, with light, creamy carbonation. It’s definitely dark toast. We are talking antique Guinness, nearly. There’s coffee. Small hint of chocolate. The finish is dry, with a very light sour note, and dark toast. It seems to be a high quality porter that could rival some stouts. Smooth it is.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown ale with reddish hue and light moka head. Coffee aroma, with roasted bitterness. In mouth, roasted coffeee beans, powdery chocolate, medium bodied, very pleasant porter. On tap at brewery, August 2005.
fatguys (71) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle purchased at the brewery. Nearly black, but more like a really, really dark ruby red. There’s a nice chocolaty milk head and strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, etc. The beer is really isn’t that thick, but it’s not a stout, so it doesn’t have to be.
This beer’s asset is its strength of taste, which is quite strong. Most Jack Russell beers are good, along with a few duds, and this was a better beer than I thought it would be. If I could add one thing, it would be a bit more sweetness.
This and Fuller’s are probably some of the best porters I’ve had. Nicely done. Would like to try on tap.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
London Porter pours black, with a nice chocolate brown head and lace; the body is light to medium. The nose is chocolate and toasted grains with a hint of the hop flowers. The first taste is rich roasted malt, the middle is semi sweet and chocolatety, and the finish is hop spicy and slightly dry, with a lingering aftertaste. Some what more robust than most porters, with a relatively light body. The hops, black patent malts give a kick, that’s very enjoyable. This beer is a Porter and Stout lovers dream, so if you’ve not had the pleasure, try it out you will be pleased.