craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Rich, chocolate brown pour with a creamy beige head. Nose and flavor bring a lovely combination of creamy vanilla and chocolate sweetness, roasted bitterness, and dank, resinous evergreen hops. Velvety and smooth on the palate- surprised this is at the higher end of the porter spectrum for ABV. Another superb effort by Maine Beer Co.
SG111 (429) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 12/16/14. Slightly cold temperature. Pour into tulip. Black with a large frothy tan head. Aroma as you pour it is roasted malts, big chocolate flavor, coffee notes. Really just smells right. The chocolate is fantastic. Flavor is roasted chocolate, tons of it, surprisingly intense coffee, and a great body on it. I mean it is 7.5% which is strong for a porter and the body on it reflects that accordingly. Not thin or watery at all. 5 months old and hops held up well. As it warms, it gets better. chocolate richer, coffee notes a little sharper. Another amazing beer from Maine.
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown, near black with one finger tan head. strong chocolate malt with roast. mild sweetness and some hops in the finish.
wlajwl (4422) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate and dark bread. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, fruit and citrus hops and slight resin in the finish.
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a snifter. Dark brown body with hug light brown head. Nose is chocolate, roasted malts. Body is extremely smooth, soft carbonation, slight bitterness. Nice beer.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey & Rafaela’s place. Thanks Alexey. Black with a nice tan head. Nice roasty aroma with some chocolate. Roasty flavor with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied.
Sregnar35 (1018) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, no head. Aroma is dry and roasted. Flavor is thin and forgettable.
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demannu (142) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Dark brown thick looking pour. Froathy tan head. Roasted malt nose (nothing special). Strong medium body (very satisfying). Definitely more of a hops presence than I’m used to in a porter (not a bad thing). Good but not great.
ScottWallace82 (83) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate and caramel malts on the nose. Perfect medium mouthfeel. Very clean chocolaty taste, with an interesting roasty bitterness on the back end.
Kevin (2148) - New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black body with a light brown head. roasty orange scented pine nose. roast note is in the forefront with a caramel chocolate underneath. hops are present and aggressive. leaving a mild burning feeling on my tongue. some notes of cream and caramel emerge as it warms. chocolate note is very subdued. a nice sipper at the end of the day.
skmikeg (1211) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger khaki head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, bakers coco, molasses, burnt caramel, some woody notes, and some piney hops. Taste is cold brew coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, pine, grassy hops, burnt brown sugar, and some toffee. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, chewy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi dry, long finish. Overall, a very tasty, complex, well crafted porter that is among the best of the style.