ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with amber hues and an off-white head. Slight roasts and cocoa notes that fade rather quickly on the finish. Alright.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle via indianared (thanks ken!). Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an average size beige head. Nice aroma of molasses, lactose, toffee. Taste is fiarly bland and one dimensional roasted barley. No hops detected. Fairly bitter aftertaste. Light bodied.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate aroma with a touch of hay. Dark brown color. Sweet initially with a bitter finish. Dry mouthfeel. A good porter.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red brown,low head. Extreme milk chocolate aroma. Light roasted, mexican chocolate notes. Medium to light body, creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish, roast and milk chocolate aftertaste. Nice.
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled at tasting room. maple pour with thin tan head. nice lacing. sour malts, big hops and coffee aroma. cofee and hops that match the aroma. a little tart and off balanced. some smokiness throughout.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Brewery: Aroma of choclate, smoke, and roast. Poured dark brown in color. Small, light-brown head diminished. Good lacing. Tasted of choclate, coffee, and cream. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall, a decent porter.
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a sinister brown hue enveloped in a spongy tan foam, Left Hand’s Porter makes little effort to impress through any sensory evaluation. The scent is dusty and sterile, with a noticeable saponaceous background and a stinging mixture of lemon and haystacks. Roasted coffee, chocolate and licorice are ransomed by the asceptic and hesitant ensemble. The palate seems equally gauche, blending what seems a fitting array of flavors though it unfortunately carries no unity and originality. Chocolate, coffee and soil are laced in a smoky ribbon revealing merely a drab and muted product of little worth. Black Jack Porter does not offend but its dispassionateness is utterly unsatisfying.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, with slight rubyish hints. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, caramel and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, slight coffee and some caramel.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 08 Sep 06.
Opaque black, not much head. Toasted, cold coffee nose. Toasted, roasted, light. Roasted atfertaste too. Not much to say about.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nearly black pour dense tan head w/ nice lacing. Light aroma mostly chocolate, very mellow. Avg pal. Flavor is dry coffee some coccoa powder and lighter butters. Very mellow and a nice porter.