3fourths (7519) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 draft.
sweet lactose and burnt, buttered popcorn nose.
mildly acidic and dirty and sour.
burnt tire rubber and soy sauce saltiness and burnt butter soup.
jgb9348 (4279) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying slightly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toffee, caramel, nuts and a bit of earth - fairly strong, but all good. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong sweet flavour at first with a good roasted malt flavour with an earthy and slightly pungent bite soon afterwards. Aftertaste shows some good qualities and a nice complexity with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and earth very noticeable. Overall, a nice complex and roust porter - a great beer, especially for the style.I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Ridgeview Liqours in Green Bay, Wisconsin for US$1.79 sampled at my hotel room in Green Bay on 29-July-2012.
dieseltar (1) - USA - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, lively. As porters go I felt this was on the lighter side which is nice during the summer months when you want the flavor of a porter but not so much weight to it. I will definitely buy again.
nr706 (8) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle into 16 oz. snifter. Light tan head average at first, never completely dissipates. Roasty aroma, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Smooth, medium/full body, with flavors that progress toward slight bitterness as it stays on the palate. Very drinkable.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, almost black. Light nose of cocoa and roasted malt mixed with subtle dark fruit. Flavor is light roast with smooth brown sugar and fruit esters. Finishes with some residual roast. Overall, a very solid, easy drinking porter with just enough palate and not too heavy on the roast.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick fluffy head. Jet black color. Bready toasty prunes and chocolate on the nose. Light body. Dry flavor. Chocolate and malt flavor. Slight alcohol afterburn.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. dark brown pour, thin off white head.roasted malt aroma with some nutty hints, caramel and toffee. sweet, dry flavor that follows the aroma. ok
mrjaxson (241) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perhaps this is a bad bottle because I recall Tommy’s Porter being much better a few years ago. It pours to an attractive, full head but has an unusually plain aroma with only distant hints of coffee and cherries. Thin body and bland taste with no malty sweetness.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark porter with a receding brown head. In aroma, a herbaceous chocolate with light coffee notes, wild grass, so-so. In mouth, a light sweet chocolate with light herbal and acidic notes, medium bodied. On tap at the Istmus Beer and Cheese, Jan 21 2012.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head and tons of lacing. Very sweet malt with notes of chocolate and vanilla though not very complex overall. On the whole pretty tasty though nothing spectacular.