boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Lompoc’s Side Bar... Poured deep, almost black with a tan head that retained nicely. Aroma had roast, cocoa powder, and toffee. Big time malty, chocolate, vanilla and even a bit of fruits and yeast flavor before a chard, oaky finish.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a traditional winter ale, because its a porter! Quite good. Vanilla is present in the body. Strong notes of malt, for a smooth drink.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drat at the NW location in Portland... Soft black with nice white head. Aromas of chocolate and a large amount of vanilla. smooth/ not too over carbonated. a masterpiece of a porter.
bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Sort of a cherry, berry, roasted malt aroma. Color is brownish mahogony, with a beige, lacing head. Medium body and carbonation. Flavor is smooth roasted malt, with a nearly kiwi or strawberry aspect.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Hedge House in Portland--8.3% 2007 batch--Deep, dark opaque black-mahogany with a lavish thin and rocky beige head that dissipated. Great creamy lace curtain. Faint coffee and vanilla nose. Rich vanilla creamy crisp mouth feel with waves of chocolate.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at restaurant. Dark orange with tan head. Not reminiscent of porters I’m used to. Hoppy aroma. Creamy body with much hoppiness. This is really more like a winter ale than a porter. It’s a good winter ale.
3fourths (8314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange and brown with a medium sized tan head. Has a soft creamy spiced aroma of nutmeg, pine, apple cider and plums. Big malt presence, with lots of dark cherries and plums in the flavor.