SanfordBrewer (1371) - 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, 9¢/oz)
lct-br, thin-tan-head, patchy-lace, med-body, ^co2.
bready alchl aroma, sweet-chclt-malt §chrcl T1 chclt-malt §leafy-hop T2 chrd-malt T3.
too^-co2, too-thin, needs more bitter and aroma hops, fairly drinkable, not bad or special.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, 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... wasn’t 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 (999) - 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 won’t 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. I’ll defend this one- thin, not the best. . but it has it’s purpose and a good taste.
cfrancis (2024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really didn’t 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.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with a nice tan head. Light aroma of coffee and chocolate. Slightly sweet flavor, very malty with a dry finish.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Poured a brown color, way to light for a porter. This whole beer was way to off to be a porter. The flavor was good, but not the quality of a porter. I hope batch 69 is better than this, batch 68.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.5 oz bottle. Pours brown color with a cream color head that has decent lacing and retention. Aroma is a bit malty and a hint of honey but there is also bit of a hop presence...maybe a bit too much. Flavor is slightly chocolatey and mildly sweet. Its not as roasty as I like my porters though. I think the mouthfeel is a bit too thin also. Not a bad beer just not a great representation of a modern day porter.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red color with a thin tan head. Aroma of honey and some roasted malt. Flavor was malty, but doesn’t pick up any of the notes in the aroma, and the body is very thin. Bad beer.