badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a very dark ruby brown color with a decent caramel colored head that disperses quickly. Nice thick fruit flavors, malt and a good aftertaste. Nice porter.
Ron (3547) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown. With a tan head that goes quick. Thick malty aroma with burnt hits peeking through. Smooth oily palate with rich roasted flavors light dark chocolate and malt. Now this was some good stuff.
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part Scottish, part porter - the marriage of the two is seamless. The Scottish sensibilities of this beer are like leather patches sewn on the elbows of a tweed coat of porter. It works. The shallow aroma makes it seem as though this professor’s coat is more JCPenny than Orvis, but the taste pushes the overall impression to a comfortable place.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of smoke. Taste is malty, smoky, with some coffee. Dry with a light bitterness on the finish. A pretty straightforward and easy drinking porter.
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2 years old. Dark brown with red and lace. Oxidized aroma, winy, with roasted malt, chocolate, berries and raisin. Flavor of wood, charcoal, roasty malt, dark chocolate. Very light body, think and fizzy. Decent. Probably better fresh.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and a hint of roastiness. Flavor is roasty with a dry finish. An interesting porter.
williamherbert (1484) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark, dark brown with a light reddish brown around the edges. Tall light brown head. Glorious brown curtain of lace.
Smells like a mix of a Scottish Ale and a Porter. Has the strong, pungent, slightly sour ale smell, with the roasted nutty malt smell. Nice and understated coffee undertones.
Has a Porter beginning, and a Scottish end. Major bite at the end. Really nice balance between the roasted malt and the sour alcohol flavor. The bitter coffee flavor increases as it warms. Tons of caramel and toffee.
Very thick, and has a nice dry finish. A thick feel on the tongue at the end. Slightly ashy, even ... yet surprisingly smooth. This is a really nice brew. Has a pucker to it, but a nice dry balance.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is almost black with a light caramel colored head which is rather fluffy. A nice roasted malt aroma with some caramel and coffee notes. Slight citrus is buried behind the malt. Slight coffee notes with light bitterness. Body is very light, even for a porter; almost watery. Flavors are a bit muted. Finishes out O.K. Overall a bit average after the aroma.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with reddish tints around the edges. The head is tan, but veneer-like. The aroma is roasted barley malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, and some lactic sugars. The flavor is very roasty- bakers chocolate, coffee, and subtle dark fruit- very similar to the aroma. The palate is medium to full with a super chalky-dry finish. An enjoyable, but quite average quaff.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, tints of red and brown, with a light brown fluffy head; quite nice looking really. Aroma holds roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, a touch of dark fruit sweetness, and lactic sugars. Flavor holds lots of chocolate and roast, with a chalky dry palate. Not a bad porter really.