hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It poured a very dark, browish black and left the same color body. A beautiful foamy lumpy mocha colored head appeared and lasted for a good minute. Some lightly speckled lacing appeared around the sides of the pint glass. No carbonation was seen rising due to the dark body, only one ring at the top of the pint glass, I like it. The smell had the coffee up front with some light tobacco chocolate in the background. The taste was basically the same, nothing really different. The palate was about a medium and a very nice smoothness and creaminess on the tongue. Overall, I’m very impressed and would definitely come back to this.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Some hop and roasted and sweeter malt aroma tones. Dark roasted and lporter malt flavors with lighter hop spiciness. Smooth mouthfeel.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt , dark chocolate, hops, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, caramel, hops, and dark chocolate; Very nicely balanced; Wow - excellent porter!
conway (1060) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a lingering fluffy khaki head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Taste is immediately sweet but quickly changes to bitter hops and roasted malts. Nice full mouthfeel. Very complex and off the beaten path for a porter.
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seth_lfod (316) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle dated 01/18/13. Jet back with a one finger mocha head that dissipates quickly. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate, and a little dank hops. Taste is roasted coffee, bit of smoke, chocolate. Nice mild finish and medium body.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Clear dark-brown pour with a mahogany shimmer and a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma offers malty notes of brownies, toffee and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and silky with restrained carbonation. The flavor is decadent, supplying rich notes of mocha and caramel. It leans sweet, but a moderately bitter finish keeps thing in check. Great stuff. landhoney generously shared this beauty!
peteinSD (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Black pour with a large, rocky head of dark tan foam. Aroma is dry, bitter chocolate, roast, wheat, underlying coffee, and background hop bitterness. Taste is roast chocolate with light coffee and hop bitterness and a very small amount of sweetness. Clean, dry, and precise mouthfeel. Excellent understated and clean porter.
AlainG (1003) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune opaque aux reflets rougeâtres, surmontée par une belle mousse beige, dense, capiteuse et persistante, qui laisse une dentelle baveuse aux parois. Arômes de grains grillés, de torréfaction, de café et de caramel. Goût moins imposant. Des saveurs d’avoine et de café noir constituent les principales caractéristiques. C’est moins rond en bouche que ce à quoi on pourrait s’attendre. La texture est veloutée alors qu’une amertume appropriée se prélasse. Merci Louis. (Embout. 27 oct ’12) (505-030113)
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capone’s Restaurant. Pours thickish black, with malty roasty aroma. Above average and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is great, very drinkable malty just right not too roasty. Hits the bullseye.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Richmond 19th. Black, aroma is very coffee. Flavor is similar, with a bit of chocolate, and a touch of a pepsin hoppy note. More stouty than porterish. These guys are really good, one of the best of the tasting.