pdx77 (1021) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Mazama Brewing. Color is very dark, slightly amber-hued brown. Aroma is cocoa nibs, tobacco, campfire roasted malts. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malt, light smoke, roasted malt. Very dry finish, with a long lingering semisweet chocolate and coffee aftertaste.
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Hollywood Beverage in Portland. Colour...dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose...roasty with cocoa powder and dried filberts. Palate...smooth, yet dry like an Irish stout, the mouthfeel is thin with cocoa creme, devils food cake, black walnuts and Malt-o-Meal. With a name like "pyro clastic" I was expecting a thicker elixir, but still a dandy porter!
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mazama Brewery, Draft: DRY! Very dry. I liked it, it didn’t have overpowering sweet aftertaste like many porters have. Perfect carbonation and hop/malt balance. Not to thick...not too watery. This is good porter, the best I found in Corvallis. I would put up against a blind tasting of Deschutes Porter any day.