wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a beer, its really not to bad, but as a porter, its kind of a fail. The aroma is mild, and lager like, but with light notes of coffee and roastiness, It kind of smells like they had a lager, but added roasted malts for the colour more than anything. The flavor again, is a little better, starts out smooth, coffee, burnt chocolate, roastiness, bitter, a little on the soapy side, but not too bad. The mouth feel is watery for porter.
Really not very porter like, but drinkable, and tasty enough to remain interesting. But the soapy finish would make this beer and unlikely candidate for a session ale.
williamherbert (1508) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
07/2007, known as Porter 68: The color is a deep mahogany red. There is a rocky cardboard-brown head. Itís not altogether thick, really. Some glassy depth to the look of it.
Has a really pleasant, deep and dark berry smell with just that hint of coffee. The coffee smell is milder than most porters, and thatís not a bad thing. Has a good mix of both sweet and bitter. Nice cherry, really nice.
The taste comes across much more bitter than the smell. The sweet cherry/berry is only an accent. The coffee comes through a lot stronger in the taste than in the smell. It does sweeten as it warms.
The feel is bitter on the tongue. Not real thick but creamy enough. Itís actually relatively smooth for a porter; doesnít have the usual sandpaper viscosity. Pleasant, not thick or dry. The drink overall is thin but pleasant. Itís bitter first, sweet second. Really easy to drink.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours dark brown with red tinges, small cappucino coloured head. Not a tonne of aroma, but nice sweet malty taste. Pretty good!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sleeman Brewing & Malting Company, Ltd.--Porter 68*--2006 Release--11.5 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--30 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Porter. Mild lacy tan head. Clear thin dark bronze red color. Mild burnt hop front. Smooth mild dry sweet crusty biscuit thin roasted toffee black cherry body. Crisp odd mild tangy clean hop end. Well made. Sampled 5/25/2006.
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(br-btl cm/rd-lbl(neck only), Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co, 9Ę/oz)
lct-br, thin-tan-head, patchy-lace, med-body, ^co2.
bready alchl aroma, sweet-chclt-malt ßchrcl T1 chclt-malt ßleafy-hop T2 chrd-malt T3.
too^-co2, too-thin, needs more bitter and aroma hops, fairly drinkable, not bad or special.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this on a whim from a mix-6... wasnít impressed at all by this guy. Boring and bland for a porter for sure.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, porter #68. Pours a dark brown body with a large tan head. Sweet malty body with a lighter acrid acid malt character. Malty with some light coco and minerals. Eh its a miss.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really difficult to get much off the nose...quite muted. Flavour is simply too bitter. It cloys to the mouth and wonít let anything else show its face. Very frothy beer...foams up in the mouth extensively. Only the finish shows signs of a deeper body with some personality - hint of nut and pine.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours thin and brown and whatever. This is a thin porter, but its the best of both worlds. It has a nice malty taste and thin body - good to drink is larger quantities. Iíll defend this one- thin, not the best. . but it has itís purpose and a good taste.
cfrancis (3161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really didnít like it. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Taste is a strong malt and bitter coffee. If you are into that, this might be for you, not for me.