nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is very creamy with heavily toasted malt and coffee. There is also chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with a respectable head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter burnt finish. The palate is smooth but somewhat thin. Overall it has a lot of good qualities but just doesn’t taste as good as it could.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a creamy head. Aroma was roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts and some bitters in the aftertaste. Very rich and complex. Medium bodied. Better than expected and great beer.
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suprised by this cream porter. Not overly malty to creat a cream taste, nor too sweet. Hints of coffee and slighty bitter, but smooth all around. Smells weird though.
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured black, almost opaque, with a small head and little retention or lacing. Aroma of roasted, slightly smokey, malts with a hint of dried fruit. Flavors match the aromas, with the addition of oats. Creamy texture, minimal carbonation, and an oatmeal like aftertaste.
CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very deep brown almost black color with a loose brown head. Aroma is roasty with a nice coffee character and some weird skunkiness. Flavor is sort of like burnt coffee with some sweat notes, some nice fruitiness. This is very dry and mildly bitter. I really wanted it to be a pleasant surprise, but it’s really not. The mouth feel is wonderful silky with a nice creamy texture. eh.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... black .. thin tan bubbles ... very sweet very blackcurrant malt ... bit over fizzy ... very blackcurrant ... deep malts ... little burnt ... some chocolate ... while not thin the palate isnt quite right and there definitly an oddness in the flavour.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from somewhere in Woodland, CA. Poured a black with a small tan head. Sweet taste with bitter finish. A little thin-bodied for a porter which knocks the score down a little. Overall a very drinkable beer.
rwaters (27) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, caramel malty smell. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Has a malty dark chocolate taste with small bitter hop finish.
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
thin black pour with tan head. roasted chocolate malt aroma. thin body with a sweet chocolate malt flavor and slightly bitter finish
mcox90 (1545) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12z bottle courtesy of Douglas88. Pours a dark mahogany color with a small receding tan head. Aroma was roasted malt and bakers chocolate. Smooth palate with a bit of body. Taste was oddly metallic at first, but I’ll take the blame for that. I started drinking the beer when it was to cold. As it warmed, the nice roasted malt and semi sweet chocolate flavors came thru. Somewhat bitter finish.