JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge, MD. Really handsome pour, opaque, thick cola brown with a thick, silky tan head. Nose of medium sweetness, deep coffee roasts, and a substantial dark chocolate base. Mouthfeel is just right, thick without being overpowering, a nice dry finish. Slightly more sweetness in the flavors, some caramel and dark fruits to join the cocoa notes. Bitter and at times even piney in the finish, there’s loads of balance and complexity here. Really good porter.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is a deep and dark brown that looks kinda thick and supports a very large tan head that sticks around for a long time. Aromas are a handful of chocolate with a little vanilla and peat. First sip reveals a very very nice porter. Thick and smooth with a lovely roast and chocolate flavoring that gives to a nice hop bitterness at the end.
rejtable (1590) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is definitely a huge beer. Pours black with a nice initial tan head and lots of lacing. Nose is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Notes of espresso, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and some grassy hops. Tastes are med/heavy sweet and med heavy bitter. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. What a beauty!
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly black with a thick heavy head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of coffee and some berry sweetness. Flavors of very dark chocolate and slight coffee tint. Excellent beer, very easy to drink.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, two finger tan head. Aroma of coffee and some type of fruit. Little taste of dark/burnt chocolate. Very smooth.
Beerenberger (1560) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is subdued. Roasted malts, chocolate with hints of fruit and alcohol. Pours a solid brownish-black with a quickly dissipating tan head and negligible lacing. The flavor of rosted malts and fruit followed by an alcohol/slightly bitter finish. Rather one demintional. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, yawn. Sorry, not much going on here.
jsquire (3669) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with some cola color around the edges. Fizzy brown head that shrank to a slick. This is a big, rich beer with lots of chocolate, some dusty chocolate, molasses, roasted grains, buttered toast and an almost smokey sensation. The alcohol is nice and warming. This is a really tasty porter.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, hops, fruits. Flavor is milk chocolate, sweet toffee, dark berries, café au lait, brown sugar. Finish is coffee, cocoa. Lingering coffee, cocoa, and some dark berries. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Very solid porter.
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via StateLine... Big khaki colored, rocky head that sticks around. Black in color. Solid nose chocolate, roasted malts, ash. Taste is great for a porter. Tons of roasted malts, big chocolate notes, slight dark fruits, oats, ashy, after taste is full of hops... lingering bitterness just sits on your tongue. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall: another winner by ME Beer CO
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love porters and this one is right up there. I like what they are doing in Maine Brewing Co. This is the best I’ve tried of them, although I need to try more. Deep dark brown almost black body and big frothy tan head. Beautiful looking porter. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma, roasted malts. Similar flavors, rich and satisfying. One to find!