after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Brooklyn, downtown Seattle. Dark brown, nearly black, dark garnet highlights at the corners. Thin tan head. Nose is a little on the underdeveloped side, kinda roasty and chocolatey in spots. Body’s a little too light and soft but lots of nice gentle chocolate flavors along with some soft sweet roasty malt. For all the timidity of the nose and attack, the balance and flavorfulness of this one is very winsome.
improvjock (313) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceedingly smooth Porter. So dark, it’s nearly black, yet not bitter. Flavors of chocolate with a bit of coffee. Easy to drink beer that doesn’t try to do too much. The best porter I’ve ever tasted.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, full bodied real porter. Very nice roasted coffee bean flavor without being over roasted and bitter. The malt really provides a good playing field to bring the rest of the flavors into the palate. The slightly semi-sweet bitter chocolate flavor is also a great piece of a wonderful porter puzzle.
BrewDad (4606) - Olympia, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - Eastside Tavren
A deep brown color with a nice head and aroma was very full of life. This was a great easy to drink Porter and with some time and more tweaks will be one of the best. Needs a tad more flavor in the finish. But this was a great beer. It has potential.
Tigerofmist (2) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Served at room temperature, this stuff tasted like cigarett butts and tar. I even looked twice to see if someone had dumped an ashtray in my drink it tasted that bad. To give the company credit maybe I had a tainted batch, I have not wanted to risk trying it a second time to find out.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Taphouse Grill in Bellevue. Dark brown with garnet highlights, tan head that descends to a slightly lacy ring of foam. Medium body and carbonation. The taste was a bit sour, with some coffee, chocolate and nuts. Dry finish.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Served... ON THE ROCKS?? Black, exept reddish where the ice floats; thick brownish head. Despite the ice, very present roasted, dry-kilned malts and grains, even a bit cigarette ash. And even the same in the taste. In fact, it only diminishes the beer, the beers served in most brewpubs in Washington were ice cold too. Cigarette ash, roasted - I get some restsweetness. MF: well,... iceslickness.
Is this serious, rating an iced beer? YES, IT IS! If the brewery/distributor/management lets its employees serve it this way, than it deserves no better!
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Beaver. poured a thick deep brown almost black. An aroma of chocoalte and weak vanilla. The flavors of this porter keep me coming back for more. Very well blended chocolate and toffee, some porters go for aggressive flavors, this one keeps it simple and it really shines through.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Africa Lounge in Sea-Tac Airport. Black with tones of brown and ruby, and no head. Roasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate in the nose. Watery and weak in body. Flavors are subdued coffee with a touch of chocolate coming through. Served a bit too cold for my taste. I’m wondering if this had an overall effect on the mildness of the aroma and flavor. Wouldn’t mind making another attempt at this one in the near future.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sea/Tac. Not as much aroma as I have come to expect from a porter, but the flavor was decent. Some roastiness and a bit of chocolate. Very dusty finish.