Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joe's. dark pour with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, light, and toasty. Taste is lots of vanilla, spice, chocolate, and cinnamon.
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent but unremarkable porter. Some pronounced coffee flavors, some hops. Not bad.
Ron (3267) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/almost black color but somewhat thin. Nice little tan head. Tastes of chocolate and coffee and malt. Not much hoppiness. Easy drinker, light and sessionable
Metalchopz (2832) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a clear, deep copper colour with a beige head, decent retention and a little lace. Fruity dark malt nose with some light hops. A lot of the same in the taste but with the hops being more powerful in the finish, and roasted malts lingering. I feel some mild infection in this one, so hope this is not in others. Decent average porter.
scarletfire65 (1238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. The aroma is sweet coffee, maple syrup, root beer. Thin wiry body, but it has lean roasted malts, maple, bitter coffee, burnt caramel, and burnt wood flavors. Well attenuated finish. Ashy. This is complex but needs a bit more viscosity and ABV to carry these flavors. Falls a bit short.
gripweed57 (1197) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s. Translucent brown color with a moderate fluffy light tan head. Sweet roasted malt nose is redolent of cocoa. Thin bodied with slight notes of cocoa and weak coffee. Slightly lactic with little more to offer. Skip this one.
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite interesting but nothing special. Watery at some point and a little thin. BUt great to enjoy in a good moment.
bergstaden (1953) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with an off white head - Good malt aroma - Good roasted malt body with some bitterness - The roasted malt goes into the finish - This was nice
ttoadee (1109) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown pour, disappearing head. Little coco on the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is bittersweet chocolate, dollop of molasses, and some dark malt. Finish wants to lean dry, but still comes out a tad sweet. Not bad, not great.
elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bought at Trader Joe’s in Queens, NY. This can hardly be called a porter. Sweet smell, thin taste, light-bodied, bitter, slightly toasty. Again, the least porterly of the porters.
nimbleprop (6646) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle at an art event, can’t tell you how it looked. Smells heavy with malt and licorice. Flavor is chewy malts, molasses and licorice. Full bodied, lightly sweet finish.