Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thin head, almost smokiness in the dark malt character. Good body, slight sweetness in the balanced finish.
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Into a mug.
The appearance has a black colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head, slight foamy lacing seems to speckle just a bit.
The smell came across kinda smokey and a slight dark chocolate comes through in a weird sort of way, not exactly sure how to take this.
The taste came through a sort of a smokey and sweet through the most part, slight smokey/meaty aftertaste, super dry finish.
This one sits about a medium on the palate, though it gives off a somewhat sessionable quality to it. Carbonation is fairly subdued, but good for the style.
Overall, this is not a normal porter I’m used to, a little bit smokier than I thought it would be but still a good one. Pretty sure I’d have this one again.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint, above average carbonation, a small fizzy ten head that dissipates, and no lacing.
smell is of cocoa, coffee, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is fizzy, milk chocolate, coffee, and some malt. ends smooth. an easy drink.
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours almost black in color with a small light beige head that leaves a few spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and chocolate with hints of dark fruits. Taste is a light roasty bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness and fruit with a dry finish. A little thin in body for the style and softly carbonated. An easy drinking porter which would be a good entry beer for a beginner to step into this style.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, thin foamy dark beige head, a few rings of lacing.   Soft buttery roasted malt nose, slight cocoa and even softer hops.   A touch tart on the tongue, pale roastiness, soft cocoa and chocolate.   Little to no hop presense found here.   Not a watery Porter, but very light.   Its smooth, but lacks any depth.   Very much middle of the road.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Clean finish, but its very lackluster.   Not a hoppy example, or big in the roasted malt department either.   Yeah... very drab and unexciting.
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice little BA trade
Bomber into a tulip
Pours a dark, murky cola color and settles black. Nice, thick light brown head. Good body to the head. Falls off quickly though and leaves a layer of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Nose is of slight smoke, or oak, chocolate, coffee, and roast.
More roast in the taste with some coffee acidity and a bit of sourness. Slightly thin and watery but coffee and sourness hide it well.
Dry, clean finish. More acid and sourness in the front and mid palate.
Nothing exciting but it is a nice beer. Would gladly drink it again
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks SHIG! Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roast, cocoa and light smoke. Flavor is light and semi-tart like a traditional porter. Big roast, cocoa nibs, tart cherry in the finish. Nice and highly drinkable.
after4ever (6173) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head and loose rings of lace. Mild tangy nose, kind of aluminum-y with a little balsamic. Not super promising. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty mid palate with bits of dark chocolate and that aluminum tang again.
liketochewmine (2) - Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
It is a nice clean porter good for any type of day not to heavy but not losing anything on a nice full body
SHIG (3603) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a light brown head. Aroma is metal and malts. Taste is a watery thin roasted malt and light cocoa.