idedek (157) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich aroma with sweet malt and a bit of chocolate. A nice medium/mild body with a nice rich malt flavor. a mild finish with a earthy/biscuity flavor that doesn’t stay too long.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice a dark pour with earthy, chocolate and slight wood smoke on the nose. Very grain-oriented on the palate, with a husky mouthfeel and a very long finish. Dry. Slight bitterness, plenty of malts.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, creamy black head. Smells like chocolate milk. Flavor is toasty, with a hint of coffee, plus a bit of pine in the finish. Satisfying beer.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head.Hard roasted malts, light smoked notes, some chocolate sweetness, and a bitter roasty finish. Good stuff.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium dark color, little to no off-white head. Aroma slight, some chocolate, some roast. Light, crisp body as befits the English style. Very nice.
Fatehunter (1066) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Off the tap at PDX. Poured minimal head on a brown colored body.
The aroma is roasted malt with coffee and licorice showing up late.
The taste is smooth with coffee and roasted malt mostly, a touch of burnt wood with a mild bitter finish.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (6515) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Laurelwood on Sandy, PDX, 25/05/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown bordering light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is light roast, touch of chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, molasses, tar.
Medium bodied, a little watery, light roast in the finish.
A drinkable porter but nothing I’d rush back to.
The mustard made with this beer that I purchased at the brewpub is superior!
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is roasty with a slight bit of bitter coffee in there. Taste is very slightly bitter with some great coffee and roasting to it. Nice brew.
pdx77 (945) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Laurelwood. Blackish brown with tan head. Roasted, toasted malts in the aroma. Flavor is chocolate with roasty, creamy, vanilla notes. Smooth, easy finish.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the airport brewery. Pours a deep black hue. A light chocolate nose. Earthy, big coffee, roast, light dark fruit. Really good. Vanilla in the finish.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Laurelwood NW Public House. Notes from tasting session.
Solid stuff, very good example of the style, nice finish