lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Million Beer March Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to mcox90. Looks brown with light red in the light and thin off white head. Big roasty aroma, some chocolate. Taste is more roasty, some soy sauce, chocolate, big bitter roast malt astringent finish.
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown, no head. Toasty, coffee-ish aroma. Smooth and quaffable for a porter. Flavor has a lot of coffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from a 12 fl. oz. bottle but I could not find a lot code or expiration date. The label had this old look about it that I kind of liked. The pour is a deep brown with some ruby red when held to the light. There is a decent amount of foamy tan head that slowly dissolves but never really goes away. The aroma is slightly smoked, mildly hopped and has the basics of a good English Porter. Medum mouthfeel.. The flavor has something lightly smoked but also mildly hopped. It isn’t dry but it is fresh. Not a bad experience.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this in a trade with ralflord (I think). Dark brown, almost black, not quite. Smells decent, roasty porter. Slightly above average flavor, and very easy to knock back. This would be nice to have a sixers in the fridge. The only problem I had was it seemed thin.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-20-2008 03:58:04
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty porter, thanks Crushinator. Black body with good head of a thousand small bubbles, and lots of lace. Roasty, tarish, coffee ground, then complexity of chocolate malt. The aroma is sour, yeasty. Easy, smooth above average mouthfeel. Carbonation above average. Interesting.
jcwattsrugger (11225) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/molasses, some acidic. Taste is ashy, dark malt-chocolate/molasses, secodnary acidic/astringent hops bite, slight fruit notes.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. pours a dark black color with a small foamy brown head. nose is chocolatey, malty. palate is medium wiht fizzy notes. flavor has a metallic finish. some notes of chocolate and dark malt, mostly water and metal thought.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Bounty628. Pours a murky dark brown to black with a one finger tan head that settles quickly but laces the glass. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate, fresh grain, some hints of molasses and sight note of coffee grounds. Flavor is also roasted and malty as well with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, hints of caramel, wood and smoke. Generally medium body with a pleasing coffee and chocolate finish. Nice porter.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice chocolate/mocha aroma. This is pretty tasty. Medium-heavy body. Very lightly sweet coffee bean flavor. Good stuff.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe goblet produces a two finger thick, light brown colored head. The beer is quite dark with an almost black color, it shows a brilliantly clear, deep, dark ruby color I held up directly to my desk lamp. The aroma has a nice dark grain character to it with aromas of chocolate, toasted bread crust, browned saltine crackers and burnt grain. The aroma is very malt focused, and pretty smooth for all of its roast grain focus.
Lightly sweet tasting, the beer quickly picks up some dryness from the roast grain flavors. The beer finishes with a burnt grain bitterness, a touch of roasted astringency, some light acidity as well as a touch of roasted vegetal notes, this last is pretty faint thankfully. This has a nice, rich, dark malt character to it that provides a complex sweetness to this brew. The beer is fairly light bodied, which definitely makes this easy to drink, though some of the sharper, roast & acid notes can get in the way of this at times. The sweetness found here evokes thoughts of lightly burnt caramel, perhaps a touch of dark chocolate and some notes reminiscent of lightly roasted coffee beans sweetened with lactose.
Not overly complex, but it does play the dark malt note pretty well. There is not much in the way of hop or fermentation character here, which is definitely ok by me.