guzzler67 (1560) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appropriately dark appearance with a medium size, tan head and a fair amount of lacing. Slightly ashy, chocolate and caramel malt aroma. Flavors of dark bread, coffee and molassas. Sweetness evident throughout but more pronounced in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle was extra in trade. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of cola and roast malt. Taste is burnt coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-thin with a dry, chalky finish.
BroSpud (1834) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Very drinkable porter. Somewhat on the thin side for a porter but it doesn’t hurt the overall quality. Slight smokiness along with subtle hints of cofee and chocolate.
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from Julio’s. Good aroma, sweet, roasty, chocolate, caramel. Orangy brown color, small, but solid head, ok lacing. Sweet bitter flavor. Lite, yet very creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish, Very nice porter, great on the palate, real nice flavor. This one hit me just right, could drink this year round...
nearbeer (4121) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at lithy’s March tasting. Clear, dark brown with a head that fizzles out. Aroma of espresso. Taste is coffee with light berry. Medium body is watery and roasty dry.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(BCTC, draft) Large tan head atop murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococoffee, caramel, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, roast, some coffee. Watery light-medium body, some creaminess.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iced hazlenut coffee aroma with some molasses and a touch of American hops. Almost opaque, clear garnet black with some quickly descending tan foam. Flavour is sweet molasses with coffee, tobacco, and raisins. Low bitterness, slightly chalky. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter, dry coffee finish.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Cherry-like fruitiness accompanies roasted flakes and chocolatey touches in this well attenuated, soft Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A hefty head of foam dwindles into the mahogany-laced blackness.
-The body is rather lean, and carbonated with big bubbles, making for easy drinking.
-Pumpernickel bread flavors are apparent throughout.
-The finish is lightly roasty and sweet, fittingly concluding this clean Porter for neophytes.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another tap in the Mayflower and homebrew area at BCTC. Pours a crystal black with a touch of a thin tan head. Smoke and coffee, roast and caramel. Thin to medium bodied with some nice roast complexity going on. Could stand to be a bit thicker, but otherwise fairly solid.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BCTC 2009: Rusty brown pour with a khaki consistent film of head. Nutty aroma with some cocoa as well and a touch of yeast esters. Creamy silky feel. Toasted nutty flavor with cocoa notes and again some fruity hop notes. Toasted finish. A nice Porter.