TATE (265) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Thirsty Dawg. I was a little concerned as the bottle was about 6 months old but it was still great. Pours black with a thick tan head. Caramel and chocolate aroma is subtle. The mouthfeel is great, very creamy. Taste of chocolate malt with a bit of smokiness and pretty big bitterness at the end that lingers a bit which would be the only thing I would change. This is a great porter.
dmac (3753) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Spirits Berkely. Poured a good looking medium density dark black with a large frothy beige head that leaves gobs of lace all over my Weyerbacher tulip. Aroma was a bit subdued, or my nose is a bit more stuffy then I thought, dark toast, burnt vanilla extract, marshmellow, and a hint of old burnt coffee beans. Medium to lighter mouthfeel with stronger carbonation and a hop bitter harsh finish. Flavor is nice with lots of roastiness, burnt malts, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, cold espresso beans. Nicely done porter.
mansquito (3113) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 50cl ($8): Pours blackish with a brownish head. Aroma is chocolate, artisanal coffee, roasted malt, and a few other things that I can’t quite place. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, something that resembles tea (yeah never really had that in a porter before), some minor sweetness, and some sort of piny hop bitterness. An interesting and well made porter.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Thanks to UDBeernut. Creamy with chocolate and a nice roast profile. Hoppy all around. Tasty.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well balanced, light, clean (??) Porter. Not too sweet and certainly less than roasty, this occupies a happy middle ground. Chocolate, hop bitterness some candi floss.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light cutrusy and green hops, medium roast and some light chocolate. Flavor was. Very similar, very well integrated and creamy, great balance of hops, roast, and sweet malt. These guys are great brewers.
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#800. Pours jet black with a thick tan foam head. Lacing coats the sides of my glass. Nose of roast, chocolate, and caramel. Taste follows this theme with food balance. Slight citrus on the finish. A slight chalkiness hangs on the palate post finish. Body is solid and has a creamy element.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dark roast and floral herbal piney dank hops. Some spicy hop notes and light chocolate underneatg. Rather hoppy almost like a black ipa. Pours almost black w a tan head. Flavors of roast and dark chocolate and a good dose of spicy herbal and floral hops. Some citrus is there along w soft caramel sweetness and more dry roast. Body seemed more in line e black ipa as well. Tasty beer. A hoppy porter.
Handypaul (162) - - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a light brown head that disappears slowly and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is faint molasses and smoke with a light to medium body that has a creamy, rich, chocolaty, and roasty flavor. Nicely balanced. Really tasty!
puboflyons (1883) - 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.