IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Largiari! Thanks! Nose of coffee, coffee, and more coffee with a little caramel in the background. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is white pepperiness, coffee, and a little bitter chocolate. I would love to be able to have this available locally for a session beer, but 3000+ miles?
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jayli for this one from the BIF. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, earth, black coffee, and some smoke. Flavor is similar with lingering dry roast. Standard porter. Good stuff.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark brown pour with red edges and a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts, brown sugar, and roasted coffee beans. Taste is very roasted with a little coffee, bitter chocolate, and nuts. Mouthfeel is a little thin.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Largiari. Dark red pour. Very dark but has reddish notes through the light. This porter smells amazing. Lovely sweet chocolate with coffee roast. Very nice. Taste is upfront bitter roast. Some dark chocolate feeds it also. I like this a lot.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Largiari. Pours very black with creamy head. Chocolate. Musty. A pretty nice roast taste. Decent porter all around.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black. Minimal head, light tan in color. No lacing. Aroma strong of roasted malts and coffee. Chocolaty flavor with bitter coffee finish. Definitely needs to be served on the warm side. Silky smooth mouth feel,. Carbonation stings a bit. Overall, not a bad beer. Mouth feel a little odd and throws it off.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Mayflower campsite BCTC 09. Pours a nice deep amber-brown with a good sticky head. Aroma is fresh nutty, toast, good fresh chocolate malt, light roast, some grassy and herbal hops and a bready yeast/maltiness. Flavor is sharp bittersweet chocolate, but fresh malts all around and nicely hopped- malt forward and clean finish. Pretty solid porter.
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is grapes, wood and mild coffee. Medium light with spritzy carb. Taste is weak instant coffee and club soda. Roasty finish with ash.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cambridge Common, Cambridge MA, October 2009. Dark and roasty. Good burnt notes on the nose. A little phenol/iodine. Dry and a little dusty on the palate. Roast malt and powdery chocolate. Eminently drinkable stuff.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew has a near pure black color with a dark caramel colored and thick head. Aroma is of malts, chocolate, toffee, and some coffee. Taste is of malts, dark chocolate, and some coffee. Has a pretty smooth coffee aftertaste. Overall, this is a pretty good porter. Good job Mayflower.