Handypaul (131) - - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a thin light brown head that dissipates quickly. Nice aromas of molasses, smoke and burnt caramel. Nice balance of sweetness with bitter chocolate in a light to medium body, somewhat slick mouth feel, with average carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty good.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate malt aroma. Brown color with a small tan head. Light bitter beginning that gets sweet in the middle and fades back to bitter in the finish.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roasted coffee and a bit of smoke in the aroma. Medium to light bodied. Coffee and baking chocolate with a dry roasted finish.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown-black with a beige head. I smell malt and hints of honey and dark fruit. The flavor is surprisingly much better than the bouquet. I taste balanced cereal, chocolate, coffee, and sweet roasted malts. It’s actually difficult to distinguish distinct flavors, because everything is balanced so perfectly. It finishes with subtle grassy hops and a pleasant soft maple syrup aftertaste.
hawker (12) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good basic porter. Lower alcohol content wont watee down the taste. Would drink again.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice porter. Good chocolate and coffee aroma. Tastes follows but with a nice bitter finish. Not heavy. Overall very enjoyable.
scarletfire65 (855) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mayflower Compact Variety Pack in P-Town. Very dark brown, nearly black pour. Thick beige head. The aroma is complex for a porter, toasted malt, coffee, ash, wet wood, and some green herbal hop notes. The mouthfeel is rich and medium to full bodied. The flavor is roasty and woody, quality coffee, prunes, booze. A really nice English style porter.
Huhzubendah (2228) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.
The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a quarter inch of beige head. The aroma brings roasted malt in the English style, toffee, dark fruits, hints of chocolate. The flavor brings toasted malt, roast, alcohol, toffee. Pretty tasty. Medium to light bodied. Overall, very drinkable and tasty. Would happily throw back a pint of this on another occasion.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2012
radarsock (751) - Vermont, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from Leary’s. Pours a ruby-tinted mahogany which sustained nice lace on the sides of the glass, but no head. Smells pretty Porter-basic; also I detect cucumbers, brown malts, charcoal, soy sauce, browned sugar and booze. Tastes bittersweet with notes of cinnamon, yeast, hops and caramel. By mid-palate it’s hinting at liquorice and molasses. Ends slightly tart. Decent.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a DFH signature glass. Bottled on 12/23/11. Big thanks to Gushue3 (Mike) for the extra.
A: Pours a dark black with some dark cherry edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice thick collar.
S: Nice oaty malts, light green hops and bakers chocolate fill the nose.
T: Nice roasted oats up front with a nice chocolate and slight raw coffee bean flavor in the middle. There is a slight hops presence from the nose in there as well. The finish is a dry bitter coffee.
M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. The finish is chocolatey with a mild dryness.
O: A very solid porter across the board. Very balanced and the drinkability is solid as well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-21-2012