nr706 (12) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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 (2107) - Combined Locks, 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 (438) - .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 (12270) - 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 (1971) - 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 (2487) - 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 (11469) - 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 (1271) - 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.