hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black in color with a very thin brown head. Light aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, and cereal. Palate is decent with a fair amount of carbonation. Nice flavor of chocolate, caramel, and malt. Finishes smooth, but the aftertaste is a bit sticky. Pretty good beer.
monk191 (1271) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average cream porter. Pours a very nice deep black with a tan head. Smells of malt. Taste is malty and creamy, sweet finish. Had on tap at Pyramid Brewery for SF Beer Week.
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portland Brewing BlackWatch Cream Porter
Serving: from bottle on Horizon Airlines.
Aroma: lightly sweet, malty aroma.
Appearance: small, light-brown initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, cola-brown body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly acidic, roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: nice flavor but not outstanding.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i can see why many people mistake this cream porter for a stout. heavy and thick bodied, smoother than most porters. not a lot of complexity here, but what it does it does well. recommended."
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing clinging here and there around the glass.
The smell had a rich roasty coffee to sweet chocolate malt allowing a creamy sort of caramel to vanilla underneath.
The taste was mainly sweet and still had a decent roasty balance to it all.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation ran so smooth and velvety in texture.
Overall, this one really lived up to its description - spot on and I would have this again.
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler pour, this was hard to figure out because the store listed it as Portland black water cream porter. After reading the reviews, I’m pretty sure I’ve got the right one. Red/black body with a skiff of fine mocha colored head. It smells of raisins and anise and coffee. First taste was kinda soapy?! Sour and slightly spicy, then bitter. Almost a black IPA. Finish is bitter, faintly of grapefruit. Carbonation is fine, but slightly sharp, and body is a bit thin. Overall just average.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, finger dark tan head
Smell rich, lactose sugar, burnt malt, cream and roast, bit of licorice
Taste smooth sugar, coco, roasty finish
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours dark brown with large thick tan head. Nose of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and coffee. Has a tangy hop finish.
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pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Dark brown with thick white head. Aroma is dark malt, oat, and coffee. Taste is licorice, roasted malt, coffee, oat, and a hint of cocoa nibs. Really smooth mouthfeel with a lasting coffee and roast aftertaste.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber, room temperature. Black pour with a light brown head. Very nice hints of chocolate and coffee. Good mouth feel with just the right carbonation. Very smooth drinker, this one is worth having a few pints.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pyramid Tap House in Walnut Creek
Dark mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of toasted malts, roast coffee, rich chocolate and licorice