spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill, $1.00
Ar: Aroma is mildly roasty, but there’s a really awkward sweet malty note piercing through. Odd.
Ap: Pours a medium brown-black, slightly hazy, frothy 1" light cinnamon head lasts pretty well.
T: Not much sweetness, the finish has the bitter chocolate bite but not much bitter chocolate flavor. Just not a very robust beer.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
O: It’s a buck, and it’s definitely a Porter. Just a very dull one.
jerseyjohn71 (248) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
ez drinking, thin, caramel, roasty, red, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark color porter with a medium size light brown foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light chocolate and roasted malt notes is enjoyable. Taste is a mix of chocolate malt with some roasted malt notes with some light dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation. A bit short on complexity but well drinkable.
loubar (137) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Nose is light and slightly skunky. Taste is a little smoky but that is where the porter similarity ends. From there it’s mildly acidic and watery. Ugh! Fortunately I only purchased one bottle.
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown, rubied, with a small tan head.
Cola, chocolate scent.
Taste is moderately bitter dark chocolate/cocoa, flat cola.
Light, earthy-nutty bitter.
Not too bad, pretty watery, though.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can. BBE J/15. (Trader Joe’s) Greenville, SC.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small white head.
Toasted malt, sweetness, some hops and some cardboard in the aroma.
The flavour is toasted malt, dryness, cardboard and some mild hops. Thin.
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light ash, hay, and chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Sweet cocoa malt and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Very light body. Okay but very light.
SoberDave (170) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours brown with a foamy head. Aroma of strong bitter coffee, a little cocoa and bourbon. Very bitter with faint caramel malt flavors, nothing really going on, not totally pleasant. Heavy bite on the tongue overpowers any subtle flavors that might be there. Cheap but wouldn’t buy again.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"for $5.99 a sixer (or a buck for a single) this is a steal. not anything special per se, but a more than serviceable porter. pours black with thin khaki head. a tad thin. the aroma and taste are a bit of a hybrid between an american and london porter...nutty, toffee, roasted malts. quite pleasant , and a pleasant surprise at this price point."
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Serving: Bottle. Dark brown pour with a short lived tan head. Stale nose with a bit of roast and caramel. Weird acridic bitterness on the tongue. Light caramel with a touch of roast and earth. Not much else. Weak body. Pass on this one.
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour. Tan head. Little lacing. Smells of not much. Butter bomb. Sweet finish. Too sweet.