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 (937) - 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 (2443) - 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 (894) - 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
Beerathon (1128) - 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 (1467) - 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.