crazyvin (1909) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black body with a tan head. Aroma had a robust coffee presence initially. Hints of chocolate and mild licorice. Flavor seemed to be mostly coffee malts. There was some sweetness to it. Almost one dimensional.
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tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. KBC Porter from Trader Joe’s. Dark Brown in color. Small "off white" head. Aroma is burnt grains, coffee. Taste is Coffee, chocolate, burnt vanillia beans.
rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From TJs. Reminds me of old school microbrew porters, much thinner and less robust than today’s varieties. Mineral taste. Serving: Bottle
gregwilsonstl (1028) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Light body. Malty. Some chocolate. Not very memorable but ok. Thanks seymour.
GTAEgeek (1162) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, foisted on me by Ian. Pours black, with a medium, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is roasted coffee, peat, oak, and brown sugar. Sweet and malty, with a slightly sour, toasted bitterness. Medium body, acidic, a little chalky, and astringent. This is a overly roasted porter, with an unpleasant flavor and mouthfeel.
douglas88 (5837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle for a buck at Trader Joes (plus the bottle deposit which is totally worth it, good idea). Pours a dark brown color with a small greyish head. A sweet cocoa nose. Sweet, cocoa, toasted malts, nutty. Hmm. Decent, coca-cola. Just thin and mostly light. Has some Guinness mineral flavors in it that I like. OK.
ronaldtheriot (1197) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kennebunkport Porter has a thin, cream-colored head, no lacing left behind, and a dark brown (ruby, under direct light) appearance. The aroma is of turned or spoiled raw spinach and dark grain, and after the beer warms a bit, one gets sweet syrup and acidic hops. Taste is of dark grain, turned fruit or vegetable matter, acidity, some chocolate powder, and a background stinging bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat powdery, and KBC Porter finishes semi-dry, and it does improve in flavor after it settles down and warms. But, make sure you let it warm and settle down! RJT
tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear, deep mahogany brown color, with a creamy layer of tan head froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was roasted, chocolate, some caramel sweetness, toffee, and a bit of husk & grain scent to the malt. The taste abandoned the sweetness, and took on hop bitterness that possessed earthy astringency & dryness, with some lingering quality. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and light creaminess to the mouth feel. Finished on the dry side as a fairly drinkable Porter. From the local Trader Joe’s as KBC Porter from Portland, Maine.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma smells like a box of raisins, with a bit of an earthy, kind of muddy smell. Not necessarily bad, but not wonderful. It’s almost black, with a thin tan head. It tastes pretty good, but a bit thin. It’s got plenty of chocolate up front with a pleasant-but-nondescript hop flavor that lingers. A decent porter for the price, but I’d probably sooner pay a little more for more quality.
puboflyons (2070) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration clip-off date of November 2014. The look is its best feature as it comes in with an amber brown quality and modest tan head. The aroma does have some caramel malt qualities to it but there is also a melted butter-olive oil kind of greasiness to the nose that I cannot quite define. Small hop note. The body is about medium. The taste also brings out that buttery character which tends to overwhelm the sweet malt start and the bitter hop finale.