fishonmyplane (503) - 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.
Bebum (517) - - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full body, intense flavor, rather flat mouthfeel, weak middle, low carbonation and heat, fading flavor in finish.
Bitter, off dry, low acidity.
Intense coffee flavor, not much more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hivemind (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Tavern Road in Beantown. Pours dark chestnut or even mahogany brown, tiny tan head. Miniature English pint glass. Nose has a load of tree nuts and a bit of vanilla bean. Palate is more resiny with a little bit of chalk, but a full enough body that it’s still presented well. Dead grass on the aftertaste.
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - dark black. White head.
FLAVOR - deep and rich, with good coffee notes.
GIJOE (969) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of smokiness. Taste is slightly bitter. Full body, smooth and creamy. Nice porter.
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate aroma; black coffee color; rich dark chocolate, smooth coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of smoke; medium full body, smooth; rich and flavorful considering the lower alcohol. Delicious porter.
tfontana (182) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market in Epsom, NH. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate, hints of burnt toast and alcohol. Appearance is dark--mainly black but dark red amber when backlit. Small tan head on pour but dissipates fairly quickly except at edges. Taste is mild up front but moderately bitter with coffee overtones in the middle and mild chocolatey sweetness toward the end and coffee bitterness at the finish, which is long. Palate is just shy of medium bodied--a little lighter than expected and a little more carbonated than expected, with mild-to-moderate creaminess. Overall, there is a lot going on here from start to finish on many different levels. It doesn’t hit a home run on all of them but is well above average and would definitely have again and would recommend.
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic porter. Rich, complex flavors. Deep roast. Chocolate notes. Very tasty.
MrMeadMan (43) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer! Nice heavy dark malt flavor as expected. Smooth and tasty.
tekstr1der (147) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Dark pour with thin tan foam. Heavy roasted aroma, turning chocolate semisweet in the sip. Light, clean finish. Pretty tasty! Looking forward to finding this again.
growler6 (56) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee on the nose. Chocolaty but not too sweet. Warms as it goes down but fades quickly. Not to heavy, smooth for a porter. IMO this is the best beer they make.