afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a Sam Adams glass. Pours like cola, clear brown with a fizzy tan head. The smell is chocolate and doughy. The flavor is that of chocolate and molasses with a bit of a doughy finish. Body is thin and the carbonation a bit harsh. Quite balanced throughout. Very impressive for a macro.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Porter--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (2.0 / 5.0) Deep Red Color. Cherry chocolate flavors. Light body. Very Sweet. Too much carbonation.
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not too bad of a porter from a macro. Pours a dark amber with little translucency. Brown head who dissipates quickly. Tastes smooth, but has a lingering burnt nutty taste.
ChunkyRain (8) - USA - MAR 22, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average porter not bad but not great. Chocolate and coffee malt flavor is present but no real balance between the two. Head was nice and did linger for a time.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Variety Pack Bottle. I was very surprised at how well this porter exceeded my expectations. It was my favorite of the collection featured in the box. The color was a rich dark brown, and the beer poured very well. The head was a creamy tan and stayed in place for an eternity. Very pleasing to the palate, with strong caramel and coffee malt flavors. The hopps seem to be more in the aroma, but were in the background for flavor as well. I was stunned by the quality of this beer, which was very affordable. I’ve paid more for porters that were not nearly as good. Its nice to know I don’t have to pay a lot, or leave the grocery store, to get something this good. Thumbs up
Poobah (258) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, reddish-brown color with quickly dissipating head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Malty intro with a well-carbonated mouthfeel leading to a burnt toast, cola, raisin-like finish.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Bottle. Clear brown with tan head. Aroma is pretty weak, somewhat roasted chocolaty. Flavor is decent to good, chocolate malt flavors with a nice roasted tone. The body is a little weak, but overall not a bad beer. I would look elsewhere for a great porter though.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, toast, roast, and some earthy notes. Flavor is toast, caramel, and a bitter roast finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was chocolate, brownies, and coffee. flavor was coffee, baking cocoa, and a little bit of alcohol on the finish. body was almost medium with high carbonation.
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent porter. Pours a deep ruby/black into the glass with a tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, and hints of toffee on the nose. Lots of malt flavor. Aftertaste lingers a bit too. Pretty good brew. Worth a try.