tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown body, appears more solid & black once it’s in the glass. Slightly leathery tan head foams up nicely & sits for a bit before slowly receding, leaving some splotchy lacing behind. Aroma has huge notes of bittersweet baker’s chocolate with undertones of roasted malt, black licorice, mild plum, a hint of smoke, & a very small touch of soy sauce. Nice balance of some earthy hops in the flavor with a kiss of bitterness. Roasted malts lead the way with a large semi-bitter chocolatey tone. Subtle notes of licorice, cacao, soy, & figs hang in the periphery. Getting a lot more coffee bean in the flavor as well, more towards the finish. Not really sweet, but not overly bitter, either, so the balance is pretty solid. Medium-thick body with a substantial creaminess. The roasted dark chocolate gets heavier with time & warmth as the glass goes on. Good stuff.
drill111 (1) - West Lawn, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Temp: Around 55-60 degrees
Excellent appearance head and aroma
Solid consistent flavor throughout - no negative aftertaste
Wonderful Porter not that I would expect anything less from Maine Beer.
SSSteve (3991) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black under a stable small brown head. dark chocolate, a little red wine, and fruity hops aroma. flavor is on the bitter roasty side, not sweet, some caramel in finish. also quite hoppy and higher end of the abv for style. its a very nice drinkable porter.
Bule (1332) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours a black color with some frothy head. Lots of roasted malt and well balanced hoppiness. Chocolate. Good level of sweetness.
malrubius (2186) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Table and Vine. Room temp. Blackish with lasting tan head and lace. Heady is a little noisy when pouring but still seems to last okay. Cocoa power chocolate mild roasted coffee woody hop aroma with a hint of licorice and booze or fruit. Medium sweet dark chocolate roasted nuts subdued fruit woody mild bitterness unsweetened cocoa finish. Medium body. Soft carbo. Excellent. For some reason it didn’t smell great when I opened it, but...well, it’s almost gone.
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Roasted malty and chocolate and slight liqourice. Roasted dark malty. Liqourice and roasted dry finish. Light bitter.
salvaticas (533) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Little on the nose. Pours a brown frothy black. Heavy nut flavor, light bodied, light bitterness. OK.
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500. Pours a murky dark ebony with a loose creamy tan head. Big roasty sweet nose, impressively dimensional aromatics for the ABV. Dark earthy notes and soft chocolate. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty sweet earthy chocolate mid palate. Beautifully balanced and cohesive; body is big enough for complexity but light enough for refreshment. Has lots of flavor and avoids the pitfalls of simplicity and boredom that too often trap porters. Wonderful beer.
SparhawkII (7) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint bottle from Sherbrooke liquor. Pours to a dark tan, long lasting head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Pitch black pour and initial taste yields primarily coffee flavours with chocolate undertones. Carbonation is just right and the finish goes on forever with the same chocolate and coffee. There is something else there as well... Perhaps earthy? In any case, a very fine Porter. Especially on a cold winter night.
raoul_duke (186) - - DEC 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle at Binny’s. Midnight black. Good head, lingers well. Coffee prevalent on the nose. Sweet camel as well. Wonderful flavor, caramel, bread, and coffee. Would definitely drink again.