DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackstrap and semisweet aroma. But the flavor is much more charred hardwood and moist tobacco. Silky smooth. Long, dry finish. A textbook porter--which is no easy thing to achieve (for every ten "textbook" stouts or IPAs I find, I’m lucky to find one comprable porter). A must for porter aficianados.
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Opaque jet black coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is woody, roast coffee, hint of ash and vanilla. Flavour is composed of sweet creme caramel, vanilla, soft woody roast, some burnt toast. Palate is medium full, highish carbo action, semi sweet, slightly abrasive. Decent robust porter.
bg80 (67) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Roasty aroma. Black color, nice thick tan head. Full bodied. Chocolate and sweety malt palate. Excellent creamy sweet finish, minimal bitterness or alcohol. Delicious.
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"the flavor of this porter is standard for the style, but more assertive, which is nice. above average, nice, full mouthfeel. a recommended porter...good, like most of their beers."
tmongoose (1962) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared. Poured dark brown with big frothy mocha head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts and chocolates. Flavor is much of the same flavorful roasted malts and lots of chocolate. Nicely balanced from start to finish.
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Meh. I was actually in the mood for a good porter. This is NOT that. They call it "velvety" and it is... But that is about all this beer has going for it. It smells AND tastes like metal. Boo. Oh, well. For $4.99 a bottle, I didn’t expect it to change my life.
monk191 (1549) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, simple creamy porter. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick brown head. Not much smell, a bit creamy. Taste is very smooth and creamy with a balanced taste. Had on tap at the brewery.
VinegarStroke (354) - Napa, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very dark. Good thick tan head. Dark roasted malt and char. Dense dark and closed. Low hops if any. Palate is dry, not bitter or sour. Very dark roasted malt. Thick, dense, rich and long. Chocolate and roasted brown spice. Malt flavors are very dominate.
Not sure if it’s really a Porter. Almost Stout like to me. Good beer but maybe wrong style.
kseecs16 (1214) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy tan head. Dry malty aroma with a matching body that has a semi-sweet body. Somewhat light bodied.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cullen’s Tannery Pub in Benicia, CA. Smooth, chocolatey porter, a little roasty. Good beer.
Bule (1528) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a thick black color without much head. Roasted malt flavors and a hint of coffee bitterness. Full of flavor.