NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a very sweet flavor to it, and a good thick look, somewhat like the dense head that froths off a Guiness. There isnít much hop aroma, but there is a fairly strong bitter flavor that is offset by the sweetness of chocolate/coffee grain choices. A very fullfilling and robust beer with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice!
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, dark breadish and light chocolate. Smooth roasted chocolate and dark malty. Mild sweetness and toasted malty, light bitter. Dry malty and roasted into the finish.
NielsenRatings (8123) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Jolly Roger Taproom. Deep brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate, slight espresso, dark toffee nose. Roasty, slightly burnt, dark toffee, caramelized malty flavor.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Maritime Pacific. 12 oz. pour. Nice opaque black appearance. The head is thin an wispy. Very nice looking porter, but nothing mind blowing. Aroma is a lot of roast with a very subtle malt, maybe chocolate, aroma. The aroma doesnít have much going for it. Slight pine bitterness balances stuff out decently. Not really any smoke coming from this, but oh well. Flavor is roast, and a bit of malt sweetness, again, Iím getting a very subtle chocolate flavor there, as well. A touch of smoke mixes well with the roast. This is very dry and gritty, Iím thinking of this along the lines of a dry stout, but obviously, I know this is a porter. Too dry for me, but other than that, this is a solid beer.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-03. Black body with a modest creamy tan head that fades and leaves a nice thick lace. 4+ Modest flavour is lightly roasty, dark malt with light dusty cocoa character, goes dry in the finish and leaves a lingering dry roast and modest bitterness. 6+ Muted aroma is perhaps not helped by the nitro pour, very light dry dusty roast. Average palate is light for a porter and surprisingly unhelped by the nitro. Meh, ok. On tap at Jolly Roger Taproom, Seattle
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3099-20100703] Nitro. Rich chocolate-infused roast malt aroma has some wood notes. Black body has a long-lasting creamy light tan head and some lacing. Woody rich chocolate-tinted roast flavour. Medium-full body. Good roast, quite pleasant to try.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Bosunís Black Porter--Seasonal Release--2002 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.20% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Flaky white sediment. Dark clear black color. Espresso head. Light lace. Rich roasted mild hop front. Drinkable dry roasted sweet fruit malt body. Smoky note. Lingering chalky malt mild hop end. Tasty. Generic Porter. Sampled 8/17/2002.
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Bosunís Black Porter--Seasonal Release 2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--35 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Porter--Light sediment. Mild lacy espresso head. Rich espresso cocoa tangy hop front. Rich burnt dry sweet crusty espresso mild fruit cherry cocoa body. Clean dry hop spice mild citrus end. Rich, tasty, smooth brew. Fresh! Sampled 4/1/2004.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at Jolly Roger Taproom. Pours dark brown/black with a nice tan head. Smells like roasty malts and chocolate, tastes like licorice. Roasty, grassy, chocolaty finish.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Nitro Tap at Jolly Roger. Decent aroma and nitro made a gorgeous pour. Incredibly smooth and well-balanced.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Jolly Roger Taproom. Dark brown body with a smooth beige head. Roasty nose of dark chocolate and coffee. I thought this was a pretty nice porter, smooth and balanced with some nice dark chocolate flavors finishing with lingering chocolate sweetness.