MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Deep chocolate and roastiness lavish attention on the blackberry fruitiness within. A few love handles to hang on to, chewy malt complexity, and overall drinkability all cooperate to make this a very fine Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-sleeved black gown.
-Supporting hops are felt in the back, agreeing with the friendly roastiness.
-Carbonationís perfect to let the malts shine and ease quaffability.
-A delicious pint of Porter is always comforting.
On tap at the brewpub.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. The aroma is full of coffee, with a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a great mix of chocolate and a lot of coffee. Just a little bit of hops at the end of the taste. very well put together porter.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, tan head. Chocolate, coffee, some oats in there making it very creamy great mouthfeel. Slight burnt harshness from the roasted malts coming through. Taste like northern brewer hops coming through as well which I like.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at the brewpub. Very nearly opaque black with rustic mahogany transparency at the glass-side, lasting ring of dark foam....lovely roasty dark grains, bitter chocolate balanced with sweet grainy cocoa, vanilla and a bare hint of brandy in the aroma....body doesnít hold to the promise of the nose, though it is serviceable, with lots of toasty grain, a bit of chocolate and robust grapy sweetness, but somewhat on the thin side all the way through, really quite weak and watery to finish. Sigh, almost...
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap) Dark mahogany with a reddish glow and a creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet, hard roasted malt with a vague edge of chocolate. Almost no bitterness. A soft, pleasant Porter. 010406
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught at brewpub. Deep black wth tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee with hints of dark chocolate in the finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 Aroma is faintly roasty with lots of molasses and hints of brown sugar. Brown with reddish tints and a decent, but fading mocha head. More of the molasses and brown sugar...more slight roastiness. Gets a touch cloying witht he brown sugar notes, but finished dry and approachable.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish black, tan head. Coffee and blueberry (?) aroma. Huge coffee flavors thoughout, with an appealling dry finish. This one is straghtforward and uncomplicated, but tasty. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewerís Jam.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black...smell is light coffee...taste is lightly coffee with a watery texture...
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. A good looking Porter. Poured a dark brown body with a small medium brown head. A little bakers chocolate in the nose. Somewhat dry chocolate malt and vanilla flavor with a little carmel. Thicker mouthfeel than it first appeared and somewhat oily. Pretty good Porter.