Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black/brown with a tan head. Roasted malts aroma, rich and bold taste. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. Really nice porter.
Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Nate. Flattish cola and tobacco with some sour ash. Really thin and bad.
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown. Pretty muddy. Espresso and oak on the nose. Taste is tobacco and chocolate. Tastes pretty rancid. Sorry to the brewer
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/anise, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-bitter chocolate/roasty/anise, 2nd earthy hops. Medium body.
TaktikMTL (5374) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1684)
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted molasses and blueberry fruitiness are balanced out by leafy hops in this dryish Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-sleeved black.
-Maltiness could be more expressive; as is, the flavor profile is quite simple.
-Body is well rounded and allows high drinkability.
-The finish is lightly bitter and pretty dry.
On tap at the brewpub.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Dark black-brown in color. Somewhat thin, cola-like in appearance. Roasted nuts, chocolate, classic - coffee hints. Quick, even flavor to the tongue with a wooden, nut pinging of the back of the throat. lightly acidic but not unpleasant. Like a drive into the light rough . . . not perfect, but it’ll play.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a ruddy tint. Toasted malt aroma, lightly chocolatey and toasty aroma. Herbal root beer type of aroma. Flavour is okay, fairly lean body with light chocolate and toasted barley. A touch of light acidity. As the temperature comes up, the body improves a bit, but it’s still not a great example. Earthy hop flavour on the back.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz bottle: Obtained 14-Dec-05 in trade with jjpm74, thanks John!) Bottled in October, 2005. Pours opaque and very dark brown in color with a bit of ruddiness at the extreme edges. Sizeable light tan head shows better than average retention, taking a good 5 to 7 minutes to settle to a filmy layer, eventually diminishing to a wide ring with some wisps scattered across the top. This is a very roasty, fairly bitter porter with only a slight sweetness to it and a mild yeastiness in the finish. Light hoppiness seems to be responsible for some of the bitterness, but I think the vast majority is just a product of the dark roasting. Stronger hints of chocolate emerge in the finish as the beer warms toward toward room temperature. Aromas of strong, dry roast and a bit of grain are less interesting than what the overall flavor presents. Medium bodied, probably right about where it should be for a standard porter. There’s a good deal of flavor in this porter, but with all the roast, it’s fairly one-dimensional. Still, a solid entry that competently delivers what is expected of a porter, but doesn’t do anything more than that.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black porter with a good light moka head. Light chocolate and chlorine aroma. Light chocolate malt, no hops, plain and boring porter. Short in mouth. Light bodied. On tap Feb. 10, 2006.
GonZoBeeR (2750) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20