mrjaxson (281) - .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 (9728) - 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 (1799) - 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.
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown body, red highlights. Fizzy, beige head, diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, ash. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dry roast finish with a hint of sweet sugar/molasses/lactic that turns tart, then bitter. Tastes of nuts, roast, vanilla and a note of coffee. A bit flabby, watery going into the finish, but overall a nice collection of aromas and flavors. Enjoyable and easy drinking.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s Mineral Point Madison, WI. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, honey and a milky note. The taste is roasted malts, honey, berries, nuts, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
sherm1016 (1110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Discount Liquor Milwaukee. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, a little coffee. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, nutty, with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate covered nuts, vanilla, coffee, and moderate roast. Flavor shows the same with underlying notes of dates, dried plum (not prune), earthy hops, and light ash. Overall body is moderate, dry, and finishes with roasted bitterness.
BuckeyeBoy (2603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Pours dark brown topped with a sand head. Aroma was of coffee, dark roast, chocolate, and light hops. Taste was the rich malts with a light bitter end.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very strong aroma of vanilla, with some almond and coconut(?). Taste is nutty, but not in a good way. It’s honestly a bit offsetting. Long finish, almost oily, with some definite bitterness. Not a huge fan.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty and has notes of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a bit bitter and ashy, with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Not bad.