spilledpint (352) - 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.
Nekronos (3838) - 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 (1766) - 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 (1029) - 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 (6164) - 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.
Bif (1739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt with hint of coffee. Taste of roasted malt coffee and bit of dark chocolate. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Moderate body, smooth with a malty feel. Nice beer without being overly complex
jerseyjohn71 (273) - 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 (5266) - 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 (155) - 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 (5078) - 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.