Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Extremely dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is roasted coffee grounds, slightly sour.
Beerathon (590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich coffee and chocolate notes. Nice creamy dark tan head. Good lacing. This is a "need to have" porter.
playertwo (1) - - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great Porter. I love it. How do I know when I’ve entered enough characters to reach this silly review limit?
Scrapersnbeer (979) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This first thing one will notice is how smokey this beer is. There are the usual toffee/coffee notes as well, but you’d be forgiven for mistaking this porter for a smoked dark lager, which is not too far off anyhow. It’s very dark and heady with crude oil effects on the glass. Sweet barbeque flavor mingles with semisweet chocolate notes for a great taste. Thick and viscous. A serious contrast with old world porters.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Meadhouse in Cambridge, MA. Near black with a moderate creamy head that collapsed slowly and left spotty lacing. Aroma nutty and burned caramel, slightly smoky. Flavor mirrors with a touch of black coffee layered in.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Lunch for this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours black with a good light mocha head and plenty of lacing on the way down. Thin cap for a bit. The nose is really nice with plenty of chocolate along with a good roast balance. Slight coffee in the background. The flavor isn’t as well melded. Too much roast there. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color Sweet and roasty with coffee, licorice, raisins, toffee. Some old coffee notes. Hint of whisky in finish.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
such an easy porter to drink, sometimes the palate can be a little rough with porters, but the hops are just enough to ease the malts to not be cloying.
rjplumer (325) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry faint coffee/chocolate smell. Very brown with a tan one finger head. Mild bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of spice. Ends with mild sourness with a touch of sweetness. It’s not a bad Porter but seems to lack anything exciting going on.
MaBeer1972 (1130) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A ruby-black brew. Good frothy head and nice carbonation. Light sweet aromas. Flavor is nice and roasty with coffee notes. Easy drinking. Lingering sweet coffee finish. Very nice overall.