AirForceHops (1850) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Village Market, Hampton Falls, NH. $6.50. Aroma is bitter chocolate, coffee, and generous amounts of pine hops. Solid flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood and the pine hops that I smell. charred notes. On the hoppy side for a porter. Dry texture with lingering pine and Earthy bitterness. A very nice brew, job well done.
Scrapersnbeer (977) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’Do what’s right’ says this beer under the ape mascot’s photo. And at a phenomenal 99 overall score, they did. Chocolate cake, smokey strong coffee and even some hearty hops shine through on the aroma. A jet black color, tan lacing. Taste of bitter coffee and cigars, with just enough alcohol bite to let you know it’s there. Heavy body, though not sludgey, it is certainly filling. Great beer for a cold winter morn.
jimhilt (2273) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five+ finger brown head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Bakers chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate and coffee. Decent porter. $7.75 for a 500ml bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on February 9th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with light red head.
Aroma: Aroma of roast, faint chocolate, boozy.
Taste: Roast, light bitterness, chocolate. Balanced.
Palate:Medium light body, light fizz, smooth.
Summary: My fifth beer rating from Maine Beer..and I continue to be amazed at the flavors in these beers have without being aggressive or inaccessible. Truly good beer.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, tan head, little retention/excellent lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Taste is chocolate, roast, some hop bitterness, espresso. Palate is soft, creamy, light bitter finish.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amazing, dark porter, thick head, thick chocolate, thick spreen, dark, very smooth and goes down well, enjoy
annunz123 (629) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate, and licorice in the aroma. Flavor starts slightly sweet with coffee and chocolate, then finishes with some piney bitterness, almost like a cross between a porter and an IPA. Not what I expected, but still good.
bmerz (465) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty much black with a orange tan head, partially lasting with a little lace. The aroma starts milk sweet, has a moderate roast and potent spicy, piney hops. The flavor is also more hop forward that a classic porter with bitter chocolate, tangy espresso, stronger roast, and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a standout. It’s full and lively with a heavy citric linger. It’s certainly a great beer but goes more towards an American stout than I prefer in a porter, American and Robust or not.
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love stouts/porters and this is one of the best I have had. Creamy head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate. Really smooth. they are fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.
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mcox90 (1270) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, poured into a snifter. Pours black with a 2 finger mocha colored head. Heady aroma with bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Flavor is initially on the bitter side, but turns sweet as you get into it. More chocolate and coffee. Full palate. Very nice porter!