hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The roasty nose features chocolate crème, vanilla and toasted pistachios. Light-bodied and thin with jazzy carbonation. The flavor features roasty espresso, but is otherwise watery and diluted. There’s a touch of cardboard in the short, crisp finish.
superspak (4391) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/19/2014. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for as good big. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a nice robust porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sublet roastiness. Looks fine dark. Taste is light. Metallic like a porter but pretty light and boring.
Palate is watery. Hops are ok.
Overall pretty average. Nothing special. Simple.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is roast and some chocolate. Flavor is very roasty with some chocolate. Also a good bit of smokiness. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
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rumproasts (4800) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Below average porter with some honey sweetness that doesn’t really fit. Thin body. Definitely not "well balanced".
chucklemation (1247) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Has a light aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is sweet roasted malts. A bit too light in body and flavor, but still enjoyable.
mrjaxson (465) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A borderline pour-down-the-sink porter. No particular aroma that could be associated with a porter. The taste was tingly sharp on the tongue and there was an unpleasant thinness to the body. Maybe I got a bottle that was all honey and nothing else, but this one--purchased at the brew pub--was nasty.
Panzuriel (1785) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown black opaque with very little head. Slightly malty nose with hints of coffee. Taste is slightly coffeeish. Creamy with dark chocolate notes. Light body. Finishes slightly bitter in a good way.
sliqjonz (32) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild taste, smooth, semi sweet, clean finish, kinda dark for a porter, but still not heavy, matly
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strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick black beer, light head. Nice bitterness, smooth with lots of flavor.