stchloe (745) - 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 (1101) - 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 (2880) - 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 (12892) - 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 (776) - 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 (1433) - 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.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the Beer Run in Chattanooga. Poured a dark brown color with a one finger brown head. The aroma was roasted malt with a note of bittersweet chocolate. The flavor was chocolate with only a hint of roasted malt. The palate was above average with a creamy mouthfeel, a medium body and soft carbonation. I enjoyed this more than some of the previous raters seemed to.
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tan head didn’t hold long. Faint aroma of malt and slight coffee. Flavor is chocolaty and roasty. Somewhat lighter bodied than expected. Smooth and dry on the palate. Easily drinkable apposed to a sipping beer.