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.
IndianaRed (2434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at PreFunk, Boise. Clear dark brown with a small thin creamy light tan head. Plenty of light roast and some coffee in the aroma. Standard rostiness in the flavor, some coffee, not a lot and missing that sour tag that a lot of porters have. Smooth and softly carbonated. Very pleasant.
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark, roasty, chocolaty, smooth porter. Dark, opaque brown with small beige creamy head. Aroma is equal parts coffee, chocolate and burnt toast. Taste is mild coffee bitterness up front, then some semi-sweet chocolate. Dry bitter finish.
pdx77 (1367) - 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 (1208) - 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!