spittle8 (110) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler (filled from tap). I filled my growlers at the Roseburg Station Pub then drove 1000 miles to San Diego and let the growlers spend a day in a hot car before refrigerating them. I recall these beers being better when I had them fresh on tap, so let that be my caution.
Good, hearty porter aroma. Dark nutty brown coloration, not too thick. Middling head. Very pleasant porter flavor, with a dominant dark chocolate flavor. The flavor is just disappointingly weak, if you turned up the volume a few notches it would be really fantastic. As it stands, this is a good, everyday sort of beer.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Haha, Mike was the last to rate this before Craigers and I did. Pours a pure black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is mostly coffee, some roast. A smooth easy flavor, milky, chocolate malts, coffee. Very drinkable.
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at McMenamins in Cedar Hills
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Flavors of roasted malts, oats, coffee and chocolate
MikeJslc (741) - USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, tan head. Baker's chocolate, roast, some biscuit, moderate bitterness. Finishes with a cocoa note.
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22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definite chocolatey and roasty notes with a touch of caramel sweetness. Less astringent and bitter than their stout, however you can also sense a lighter body and lower alcohol. Flavor does not carry over as well as other porters. Good medium body and finish however the last example I had up in Mill Creek tasted a bit flat all around.
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint – Spar Café McMenamins - Olympia, .WA
Aroma: Dark malt and lots of chocolate in the aroma.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Nice dark malt with a great chocolate taste.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: A great Porter.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. dark roast brown color, decently sized medium tan head. partially creamy palate with a soft coffee bitter taste and a chocolate nose.
BroSpud (1682) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Visited more than one McMenamins and tasted more than one of thier brews. Unfortunately I do not remember the details so I am entering this primarily as a record of having tasted them. Hopefully I will make it back out to a McMenamins again someday and get better notes.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tight tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, chocolate, light malt. Taste is light, roasty, light chocolate. Easy drinking.
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nutty, carmelly and creamy porter, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Much more a brown porter, with slightly spicy-ester aspects. Smooth, creamy and rather balanced.