zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle: something seriously off with this beer. old nut esters some chocolate. malty. blech.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by the AZ crew. Pours a nice mahogany color with a beige ring of foam. Loaded with artificial cocoa/coffee flavors. tastes of strange malt, toasted coconut, and marshmallows. Not a fan.
malrubius (1510) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes. Dark brown with tan head. Slight roast chocolate raisin aroma. Slightly watery mostly fruity raisiny with some roasted chocolate and medium bitter finish. Decent enough. I was hoping this would be good enough to become a regular for me because, after all, it’s a porter for $5.49 a six pack, but alas...
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown pour. Tan head. Roasty and rubbery aroma. Flavor is roasty, rubbery, ashy, and not really remarkable. Move along.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a near black with a small light head. Light aroma of coffee, vanilla and roast. Flavor is not so great, but follows the aroma. Meh.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from local Trader Joe’s poured into a mug. Dark brown body with ruby hues when caught in the sunlight. Stony tan colored head that quickly vanishes. Caramel, milk chocolate and coffee notes with a watery body. It has a strange aftertaste that reminds me of diet cola. This is a porter that needs to be relatively cold to fully appreciate.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample Date: 5/17/2009 Source:Other) Pugsley Brewing Company, Portland ME. Roasty soapy aroma. Clear very dark amber brown. Roasty with caramel flavor. Clean dry finish with roast and chocolate. Touch of astringency.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of vanilla, oak, and coffee. Good palate. Low carbonation. Flavor has cardboard, grain, and some coffee, but something seems off with the flavor. Still, very cheap at Trader Joes, so no regrets.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt. Some bitterness on the finish.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Trader Joes - Short Pump on 05/20/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a large rocky tan head. Chocolate and light caramel aroma with some floral hop notes. Chocolate, caramel, some light yeasty notes and burnt malt, with a bit of hop bitter in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.