Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Meantime Navel Collage Old Porter) Aroma of roasted malts, sweet meats, and a hint of smoke. Pours a deep blackish brown with no head or lacing. The taste is roasty with a strong peat smoke finish and aftertaste. Medium-full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, a very smokey scotch-like porter.
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best porters I’ve had in a while. Pours black with a creamy tan head. the aroma has some chocolate and coffee as does the flavor. Very well balanced with a velvety texture.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a beige head. Smells like chocolate, scotch, and toffee. Peat is very apparent along with dark, roasted cocoa and vanilla. Finishes dry, complementing the roasted flavors and peat.
The peat from the Bruichladdich barrels is almost overpowering on the first couple sips, but as your palate adjusts you notice how well it melds with the rest of the beer. Cellerable.
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black in color with an off-white head. Notes of dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt, licorice, and molasses. A moderate sweetness, some light smoke, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a little bland, but still good. Chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee are the main flavors. More subtle molasses and licorice notes. Very faint smoke in the background.
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, labeled Naval College Old Porter. Pours a deep, dark brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is roasty, a little smokey. A little heavy on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, scotch, smokey, a little boozy, roasted malt, With a light smokey finish. Interesting.
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany brown with a pillowy fading head. Smoking peaty whiskey nose and dark roasted malts and coffee. Noticeable iodine and sea air. Very reminiscent of the Ola Dubh line from Harvieston. Porter body isn’t watered down at all by the barrel treatment. Dark roast and caramel malt with very pleasant scotch characteristics. Gonna go get more while I can and try to cellar it if I can resist. Hope this makes it over here regularly. Good value.
BHeart (72) - - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark. Incredible nose- smoky dark chocolate, roasted coffee...smoky! Rich, deep taste. Meanders through to a smoky finish, with notes of coffee, fig, chox.
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Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, dense yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, yet burnt chocolates, vanilla, and lightly-smoked black malt.. fairly generic dry roast around.. dark fruity warmth underneath as it warmed up. The flavor found dry, well-roasted black malt, licorice, and a hit of dark fruit at the core.. lightly bitter roast and smoky notes around.. finished dry, but with quite a lot of grainy residual sugars. Medium-bodied and filling on the palate.. flowed quite well.. this was tasty and very drinkable.
bhensonb (11532) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy 3 finger tan head. Aromas of treacle and coffee. Med body. Thins as carb leaves. There’s a dark fruit and treacle aspect, and a moderate smoke/peat over coffee. It’s finishing towards dry. But the treacle still persissts.
mR_fr0g (4000) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Walnut colour with a lively off white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma very dry finish and lively carbonation.