drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coffee-colored head. Black, opaque. Chocolaty smell. Taste is burnt malt and bitterness turning to rich chocolate. Substantial.
[Compared with a Sierra Nevada Porter]
The Sierra has a much more fruity nose compared to the chocolate Point Reyes. Guess that indicates it all: the Point Reyes is a chocalaty-rich dessert and the Sierra is another fantastic one, but very hopped.
calivania (62) - USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A truly wonderful porter. Fresh dry and filled chocalate and dark molases without being sweet. How do they do that? You forget that porter can be such an excellent platfrom for hops, but this one is. And it has one of the best mouth feels in the category. Thats where the relaxin’ happens.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a luxurious deep brown to almost black with gigantic tan head. Nose is outright amazing with roasty malts, and some bacon bits like aromas too from all the roast. Lighter bodied than anticipated, but there’s a smooth and rich roasty flavor that carries through nicely. It’s surprisingly drinkable for all that roastiness. Nice beer.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, and almost milk chocolate, it wraps around the nose like a candy bar dipped in coffee. An excellent scrumptous thick beige head stays the course, floating over a deep black pool of mysterious mud brown liquid. Creamy and roasted with just a touch of fruitiness, this wraps around the insides of you're mouth in a subtle seductive way. This is not obnoxious, but very balanced...a very nicely done porter.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a large frothy brown head that looks like a rootbeer float and is slowly diminishing. Smells of malt and coffee. Taste like roasted malt nad coffee. Has a light to medium body.
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from 22 oz bomber.
What a beautiful beer to behold, dark,dark brown almost completely black , massive frothy.bubbly light brown head. Nice.
aroma is good of dark chocs and roasted malt, some lactic aromas but pleasing .
Knock out taste of esspresso coffee, reeally dark bitter sweet Belgian chocolate.Gooseberry like sweetness at the edge of the mouth..bitterness from the roasted malts abounds in the after taste, quite impressive.
Good mouthfeel, smooth and not boring.
A good porter indeed..liked it and found it on par with Deschutes Black Butte.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep opaque brown with lots of light brown particulates floating around. Strong chocolate and coffee nose from roasted malts and a bit of dried pitted fruits. Robust flavours of sweet chocolate, burnt coffee and light fruits, surprisingly, with a bitter hop and cocoa finish that sucks moisture from the sides of the mouth. A truly dry and chalky finish with long palate duration. Some lacing of the glass is apparent but my bottle produced almost no head and absolutely no head retention. Despite this, this is an incredible porter.
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black. Deep creamy brown head. Toasted aroma, bitter toasted body. Great porter.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Firefly. Poured seriously dark, almost black, beneath a creamy tan head of no great thickness; this did not stay very long. Not a lot for the nose here, maybe some roasted malt. Taste was delicious, with coffee, the malt, and perhaps dark chocolate at play. Nice dry finish.
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks yiannos for sharing it with me.
Nice black color, with a good bubble head.
Aromas: strong coffee and chocolate
Taste: same with a dry long finish.
Medium body. Not so thick, but good enough for a porter.