puboflyons (1675) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 500 ml. bottle dated 011813. The pour is jet black with a tremendous, soft mocha head that sticks around the entire time. Impossible to see through. The carbonation bubbles erupt like one of those nitro cans. The aroma is full of coffee, dark baking chocolate, and dark malts, with a more subtle clean hop note. It has Porter all over the nose. The body is medium to full. The flavor is not quite as in-your-face chocolate/coffee but there is more of a dark cherry or dark fruit kick. The finish has a low bitterness that lingers momentarily. Really nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the April 2013 3R6P beer tasting. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized soapy brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty, faint coffee, vanilla and cocoa. The flavor was dryish and toasty with hints of molasses and vanilla and a bit of smoke. Medium length dry toasty finish. Medium body. Ok.
b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks jtclockwork). Looks good; a very dark brown (almost black) with foamy beige head. Smells and tastesw solid; dark malt and chocolate. Nice and smooth on the palate. A great example of the style.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Travlr. Black colour with a small beige quickly vanishing head. Aroma of coffee, dark malt. Flavour is chocolate, malt.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz bottled November 25, 2012. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours black with a one finger brown head that leaves some nice sheets of lacing and holds a persistent cap.
Aroma is heavy on chocolate, milk chocolate, baker’s chocolate, cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate chips, some coffee, nice roasted malts, decent bit of dark fruit, a whiff of cardboard, some caramel, toffee, little to no hops. Very good strength.
Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate but not as much as in the nose, coffee, caramel, toffee, some dark fruit, a little cardboard again, earthy hops, light alcohol, somewhat astringent. Astringency fades as it warms and opens up.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, pretty creamy, a little sticky, good carbonation.
Really nice Porter, one of the better ones I’ve had.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy black with lace. Nose of coffee, chocolate, licorice, citrus hops. Woody, coffee flavor, cola. Light and clean.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color, dark fruit, dark chocolate a touch of smoked cheese. Smooth, moderately dry, lingering dark chocolate finish.
sepia5 (232) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a surprisingly big, tan head. Aroma is big and great: roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is the same. This porter has a great mouthfeel. A really tremendous beer. To this point, this is my favorite brewery that I’ve discovered in 2013.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee, and a good amount of hops for the style. Flavor a nice blend of the dark malts with a decent amount of hops. Thicker texture. A really good porter.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep brown with a tan head. nice roasty malt nose with the hopping also showing. great flavour progression from the complex malt body to the hopsnear the finish. great porter.