philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porter--2000--12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Huge pellicle disperses with warming. Pours big malty lacy head. Turns cloudy dark brown from deep ruby red. Rich mellow chocolate caramel fruit flavor to mildly sweet medium textured body. Hop end. Sampled 4/13/2000.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: nutty chocolate aroma, light roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, just a touch of caramel sweetness, light bitterness, a bit of dark chocolate adds to the bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark brown color, almost black; mild roasted malt aroma, quite buttery. Soft mouthfeel; the roasted malt and dark caramel flavor is very nice, with hints of coffee, the diacetyl seems less than in the aroma, and it’s correctly bitter.
Minor flaw, but it’s nice.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Brewpub. Roasted, licorice and chocolate aroma. Cloudy, opaque, beige head, good lace. Very sweet, malty, light bitter, lightly burnt (not roasted) charcoal. Soft and flat.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/28/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is very chocolatey with an even sweet/roast balance. Appearance is dark brown with a well maintained cream colored head and good lacing. Flavor is quite sour/bitter with black malt, but not past the stout level. There’s some dark fruit and decent sweetness, but very low hop bittering. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a moderate carb carb texture. Overall, complex and interesting, but not easy drinking.
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a draft pour at the Brewpub in LaConner. Color was dark brown with a tan head and lots of rich lacing. Nose is roasted malts with some chocolate. Medium body with a smooth texture in the mouth. The flavor is roasted malts with a touch of sourness. Bitterness in the finish. True to style and easy drinking.
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint – La Conner Brewery – La Conner, WA – Great color, the aroma was thick with coffee and chocolate. Dark malts where roasty this was a wonderful beer. I hope to get more when I go back and visit.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted chocolate nose, sweet on the palate and very simple, pure and easy to drink. Nothing near complex, almost slightly thin with typical flavors associated with porters. Has kind of a bitter sour finish which completely turned me off to the beer.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on nitro-pours a light tan head that laces and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/dark chocolate, acidic. Taste is dark malt-coffee/dark chocolate, acidic. Thin. No/minimum carbonation.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee and coffee aroma on this black pour. Sweet coffee taste but it is light and smooth on the finish.