BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Migration. Dark brown pour with a small frothy head. Lots of oats, some roast and cocoa. Medium slick palate. Solid porter, no doubt.
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Migration, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of oats, cocoa powder and roast. Flavour brings out roasted malt, dry cocoa, and oats. Dry and robust. A solid porter.
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery.
A: Opaque mahogany body, creme colored head, OK lacing.
N: Coffee, baker’s chocolate, appreciable vanilla, a touch of smoke and char. Lactose at the end.
T: Sweet, bitter, and smokey.
M: Medium body, fuzzy carbonation, alcohol nips at the tongue.
O: Fine porter. The nose is the most inviting aspect; I wish it followed through to the taste more than it does.
vyvvy (5010) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has cocoa, smooth roast, cream, earthy hops an English yeast. It has a medium body with a smooth feel and medium carbonation. The flavor begins with roasty malt, some cream, earthy/woody hops and some vanilla. The finish has a bit of char and good amount of dark chocolate. Nice porter.
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Near black pour. Hearty and robust aroma and flavor of roasted coffee, chocolate, ample hops in the background. Very smooth and drinkable. Solid........"
chinchill (3346) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Portland.
lack and opaque with ruby-brown edges. A durable tan head left streaks of sticky lacing.
Aroma: slightly strong for style, with hints of cocoa nibs and burnt toast.
Flavor: Fortunately, there’s far less burnt/char quality in the flavor than in the nose. Black coffee kicks in for the lingering, roasty aftertaste.
Feel: full bodies with lively, medium carbonation.
O: Decent, dark-roasted version of the style.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color, thin tan head. Nice Porter flavors and finish. I liked the sweetness and chocolate flavors.
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a almost pure black color with a medium white head. A light nose of chocolates, some lactose. The flavor is medium toasted malts, lean chocolates, caramel, toffee perhaps, a bit thin. Some milkiness. OK.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Migration, Portland - 07/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown bordering light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark roast malts, molasses, chocolate and liqourice.
Taste follows nose, roast malt forward, bitter chocolate.
Medium bodied with slightly spritzy carbonation, a little too much for me.
Ok - drinkable porter but nothing too exciting.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky, roasted notes arise, followed by cocoa. Brown/black with garnet edges and creamy taupe head. Less roast on the taste than would be expected, but pleasant. Focus is more on chocolate. Finish is remarkably smooth. Medium body, but easier drinking than usual. For a style I’m not usually fond of, a great beer. Easy to enjoy and drink without feeling like you’re choking on a chimeny.