ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Cambridge. I think this is a textbook Porter, and that is why itís impressive. Aroma is hazelnut, chocolate, well-creamed coffee. Texture is velvety without tasting buttery. Very smooth, very relaxing.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost like a guinnes but smoother. Not bitter. I liked this beer a lot. Had on the tap, in a glass with dark brown color and a tasty burger. Very filling meal
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unsure of the psychological gripping this beer had on mittenstein to give him that reaction, it certainly didnít do that to me, though it was delicious. Heavy and full, like a stout, but fresh-tasting and makes me happy as I drink it. A big plus, if it does that, as always. Scents of red wine in the nasal scents. Sits cleanly in glass. Intensely enjoyable, even if I canít understand the nebulous style quite yet.
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got it in a growler from the bar. It pours a tan head, which is darker the closer you get to the liquid. Dark brown body. Roasty and nutty aroma. Really nutty and really malty. Some chocolate taste in it as well. Almost an oatmeal taste at times. I rather liked it.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Harvard location. Pours a deep brown with hints of amber and a smaller tan head. Aroma of light smoke, chocolate, some peat, light earthiness and some caramel. Flavor of slightly roasty/chocolate malt, some caramel and very light smoke.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub in Cambridge. Pours black with a little off white head. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Light chocolate and roasted malt flavoured. Mild bitter in the finish, blending nicely in with the mild chocolate note. Nice.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted grain, raisins, caramel, and light peat. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, some cocoa, and caramel with a dry finish.
jonas (5697) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Harvard brewpub.
Black, creamy head.
Light smoky roast aroma.
Berries underlying roast.
Good balance pleasant.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, reddish body with light-brown head, Fully diminishing. Aroma is of roasted malts with sweet undertones. Initial taste is loaded with coffee notes, more reminiscent of a stout. Moderately bitter, moving to a light bitter finish with average duration. Light to medium on the mouth, it has a watery to creamy texture with soft carbonation. Coffee, coffee, and more coffee in the taste.
Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dusky, overly warm fermented English ale yeast. Heavy esters and minerals masks light ash. Not welcoming. Pours a mid-brown, with little head. Flavor is as expected. A shallow wash of brown malt sugars, tannic, peaty harsh smoke malt, and then a drying curb of alcohol. Underfermented. The smoke is gross. Not well balanced in the beer. Malt depth is shallow, with little complexity. Chocolate malt dryness makes up for some of the sugars. One redeeming factor is the nice gummy english hop glow on the backend.