LSKennedy (10) - - JAN 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Oz bottle in a English Pint. Poured black, as it should, with a One Finger head that quickly disintegrated. Very smooth texture, and tastes of Chocolate, coffee and perhaps Wood? No lacing to be had, but still a fulfilling brew. If I need a porter on the cheap, this is definitely a good choice :D
Arayaga2 (1621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque brown with a cm of off-white head. Aroma is nutty with mild chocolate roast. Taste is thin and coffee like, with a lemony edge. $2/12oz
AndyW68 (392) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is roasted malt and nuts. Taste is bitter coffee. Pretty watery feel.
Stuedmaster (72) - Vista, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is faintly of coffee and earth. Flavor is of coffee, bitter chocolate malt, and bitter, dry hops...it seems to be overly hopped for a porter. This beer is lacking any distinguishing features to make it something you would get again. Itís got a light body, thin texture, lively carbonated, with a bitter finish. It is thirst quenching, itís the equivalent of a light porter with lots of coffee flavor.
Nsanders (242) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red brown with a thick tan head. Caramel malts, slight earthiness, crackers are the more noticeable characteristics in the soft aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet. Body is light and bubbly.
Ughsmash (6668) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium brown with a nice khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet molasses accented by a pinch of honey and vanilla.. just a touch of smoky roast to it. The flavor found sweet molasses and vanilla at the core, with tacky, earthy bitterness around and burnt coffee roast on the finish.. a bit watery on the finish. Lighter-bodied and very dry on the palate.. just an OK feel and flow.
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a short root beer head. Head retention is poor. Bouquet is milk chocolate liqueur with coffee notes. Mouthfeel is a little thin and adversely impacted by the carbonation. Pleasant chocolate, but not a lot else going on. Finishes with coffee acidity. Worth the money, but just an ok porter.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Showed up to inlaws to find surprise six pack. Pours standard deep brown thin head. Nose of chocolate and soda. Tastes of rootbeer, coffee, chocolate, earth, and licorice. Kinda watery but much appreciated
DCLawyer (682) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->stem. Deep brownwith small offwhite head. Aroma: roasted malt and bread. Flavor: roasted malt with hint of chocolate. Medium carbonation, thin. Lacks any depth. Subpar.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
May 19th, 2012 - Kennebunkport is the new guest making the rounds around San Diegoís liquor stores. Their beers are wrapped in comparatively unassuming labels, so theyíre not always easy to spot, but a fresh and untried porter sparkles when a long-time beer drinker is looking for a fresh experience. The vapor suggests that this will be a very fresh experience, hinting at deep, rich, freshly ground coffee aromas, some dark black tea scents (English Breakfast or a heavy Yunnan earthiness) and a dash of cumin, reminding me of last nightís simmering chili. The flavor loses a lot of these subtler, gourmet notes, sacrificing coffee and yielding harsh flakes of charcoal, an awkward grape flavor and a foaminess on the palate that only exaggerates the galumphing progress of the taste. Thereís an abundance of chocolate malts flavor, but itís charred and burnt. The porter is not my favorite, but I have yet to see what else Kennebunkport offers - optimism reigns.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Charcoal nose with sweet raisin and fudge accents, cola as well. Cola colored, medium yellow head. Dry, and fizzy. Swirling tree bark and grassy hop flavor. Potting soil finish. Overcarbonated, but that is easily remedied by aggressively pouring into an oversized mug.