Slubgob (167) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into pint glass. Thin tan head atop opaque mahogany. Toast and chocolate nose. In the mouth, classic porter profile -- dark roast, bittersweet chocolate, just the barest hint of sweet. Finishes with more chocolate and coffee notes with coffee after taste lingering for a good while. A very respectable offering in this class.
BeerGolem (606) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bukowski Tavern (Boston). Pitch black with no head and no lacing. Aroma: malt, vanilla, coffee and something salty (remind me of soya sauce?). Well balanced sweetness. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, malt, and vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Right on style.
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted malt flavor. Definitely has some flavors of a classic British pub ale. Sweet, some caramel malt, nut brown ale notes, and some bread. Not too bitter. Solid, but I still prefer the more robustly-flavored porters from Smuttynose and Ipswich.
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2013. It pours deep brown with pretty much no head. The nose is mellow roast, earth, dark fruit, faint smoke, toast and light sesame. The taste is light toast, earth, roasty, dark fruit, light jamminess, decent bitterness, coffee and chocolate. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid porter.
ROBC3366 (308) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This porter tastes like burnt coffee and chocolate and has a little more of a bitter aftertaste than i typically enjoy. Its worth a try.
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Theydon_Bois (6406) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13.
Mid black with a thin light tan head.
Nose is mellow light roast, vanilla essence, chocolate.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, vanilla.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Decent enough porter.
mR_fr0g (1770) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Caramel pour no head. Aroma is wood headgerow berry and light roast. Clean roast some manure. Berry esters. Pretty solid.
crazyvin (1835) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown body with a tan head that had some retention and a little lace. Aroma had a nice mix of roasted and chocolate malts as well as a nice smoke note. Flavor seemed well balanced, but leaned ever so slightly towards the sweet chocolate malts. Finish was smooth and slightly dry. It was light on the palate, but still enjoyable.
Dan269605 (185) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Burnt malts and coffee come at the nose. The taste is a little too burnt for me. It’s a little thin for a porter and lacks balance, got an unpleasant feeling from the bitterness and lack of depth. I look forward to trying their other offerings though.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light brown pour. Below average mouthfeel and body. Light roasted malt notes. Pretty lifeless and uninspiring.