kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear moderately dark brown body under a thin fizzy light brown head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is pretty chocolaty with some lighter coffee, roast, and a bit of hoppiness. The flavor is a bit on the weak side for me though. There’s not a whole lot of depth to it. It’s like a cross between a porter and an Irish Stout, given the roastiness that comes out in the flavor. Light bodied and a little too watery in texture for my tastes. It’s not horrible or anything, just a little weak.
Beerenberger (1555) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good porter. A pleasing sour note upfront gives way to a roasted coffee middle with a long bitter aftertaste.
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wlajwl (4311) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Aroma is espresso/chocolate and an underlying coffee bitterness. The flavor is malts, coffee/espresso, some chocolate and an acidity/tartness in finish. The mix of chocolate and espresso in this worked very well in the flavor.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice smooth porter. A very enjoyable brew that is carbonated with good malts. Nice roasty flavor. Quality.
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is a gritty chocolate. Taste thin with grain and chocolate. Leave a dry dirty finish.
Niko100 (2159) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, milk chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, some hops, and coffee; No real bitterness; Nicely balanced; Tasty overall - pretty decent.
yackery (157) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22-oz Bottle. Not much head but starts dirty-sandy foamy mostly dissolving in a minute with lacing that covers for a second but rusn too thin to be impressive over a coffee-colored, translucent body. Aroma is mainly roasted coffee but has notes of sweet chocolate and toffee and sugary malt. Taste is mildly sweet. Finish is mildly bitter. Effect is chocolate. Palate is a bit thin and light-bodied but refreshing with so many heavy beers out. Overall, very well-balanced and worthy of session and casual sharing - what a porter should be.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a tan head. Tons of chocolate and coffee flavor along with a thick palate. A good porter which compares favorably with their Imperial Stout.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Looked pretty good upon pour. Very dark brown in color. Nutty flavor, but very thin bodied. Just left a little too much to be desired. I actually bumped up the rating 0.1 because I have a daughter named Chelsea.
Butters (3930) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour with massive very dense sustainable light tan head. A little tart lactic acid nose. Roast and hints of coffee with more lactose it seems like. Reminds me of a homebrew quality I come across sometimes. Bitter dry finish. Maybe I’m just not digging this style. I do love dark beers, but this one isn’t for me.