crazyvin (1938) - 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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Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer just isn’t any good. It is brown and headless in the glass. It smells and taste sort of vegetal and brackish. It does have a touch of caramel malt character but seems to be oversweet and sluggish because of it. Overall, this is neither good tasting nor drinkable so I can see no real redeeming value.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not particularly good by any means. Pours black without much head or lacing. Kind of a sour dishrag finish with some light roast aroma. Bottle.
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle into glass.. black pour with thin off white heD... fruity taste and aroma,, nothing I would ever do again....
tnkw01 (1110) - 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 (1844) - 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 (1089) - 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 (1219) - 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 (6010) - 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 (1246) - 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 (2420) - 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.