Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from bottle trek. This is one of those tasty inoffensive porters that you can’t really give a bad score, not really complicated. Sweet toffee and chocolate, molasses and some late toastiness, pretty tasty, soft and smooth.
kramer (4377) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a nice clear mahogany brown body with a frothy one finger light brown head with amazing retention. The nose is lightly roasty and chocolaty with a slight earthiness and some light hops. A little coffee and nuttiness as well. The flavor is a little overly roasty, running into the realm of astringent up front. There’s minimal chocolate malt showing through. A fairly heavy handed hopping level yields a heavy bitterness compared to most in the style. The green slightly metallic hops don’t seem to play well with the burnt astringency to me. Lingering bitter finish with some cola notes. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, off to a good start, but in the end kind of let me down. Still, within the little sphere of organic beers it was decent.
dmruth (25) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. (2008) Solid black body with a light chocolate aroma. There is minimal head and rather high carbonation for a stout. The flavor is complex, a bit bitter, with a hint of alcohol. The beer is a bit weak on the tongue.
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate with light coffee and roast. Medium to light body. A decent porter but not all that interesting.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee with nice carbonation in the mouthfeel.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light toasted malt aroma. Dark brown color with a beige/tan head lacing lightly. Starts a bit smoky, not too sweet, just a note of bitter. Seems to be a toasty smoked porter with light chocolate notes. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavorful.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with small beige head. The aroma is very woodsy, appropriately enough; lots of earth, some ash, some chocolate. The flavor is prickly and ashy at first, then there’s a burst of chocolate and grainy wood. Dries out a little toward the finish. Not too bad.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tated at many spots throught Portland, OR--Poured deep opaque brown-black body with a nice medium whitish head. Notes of caramel, molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Finished with a distinct bitterness. Quite enjoyable.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Tree Hugger Porter
Date: December 15, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big chocolate aroma blended with roasted and a touch of balancing hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry chocolate character, bitterness rises out of blended roasted malt and hops
Name: Tree Hugger Porter
Date: September 22, 2009
Score: 3.1 to 3.3
picking up a touch of caramel sweetness in the draft version, otherwise all is the same as the prior bottle,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a brownish to black color with a beige head. Some chocolate, caramel, coffee and licorice showing up in the aroma. A very roasty flavor with some coffee, chocolate and licorice. Overall this was a nice porter