RedSox2004 (1371) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with ruby red highlights, a dense tan head and very nice lace. Strong roasted coffee aromas, accompanied by molasses, sweet chocolate and cashews. Enough bitterness in the flavor profile to offset the predominant chocolate and coffee sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, and a finish that is all coffee and chocolate.
Cybercat (3650) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, oily aroma fills the nose with molasses, sweet chocolate and nuts. (And I am nuts about porters - haw haw haw!) It pours a luscious sable that is opaque save at the very edges, and the frothy beige head is rather persistent. Flavor has firm coffee, nutty and sweet chocolate tones with just a hint of caramel. Texture is fairly smooth and leaves a soft but appreciable tingle on the lips and tongue. I recommend this to porter fans.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. The appearance is a medium dark brown with a big disappearing while lacing tan head. The nose has some nice oatmeal and medium roast malts. The flavors are a medium bodied medium roast malt with some darker coffee/ espresso notes. Good milk chocolate and cola flavors as well. The mouth is medium bodied with a moderate creaminess and overall clean.
SSSteve (3877) - - MAY 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. a muddy brown beer with a small, stable, creamy tan head. aroma is fudgy chocolate like a tootsie roll with a pinch of floral hop. flavor blends sweet fudge, caramel, milk chocolate together. chalky, dry finish. easy to drink with a lightish body for the style and a 5% abv. refreshing dark beer, packed with flavor and drinkable in any season. my new favorite moylan’s brew!
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dratf. Blackish beer with a big dark cream colored head. Roast and malt aroma with light chocolate. Roast and malt flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate lingers with nice maltiness.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The Rake, London. Pours a dark brown, with a thick beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toffee and honeycomb.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with chocolate notes, light espresso, butterscotch sweetness, coffee and caramel. Light roasted malt tones, pretty bitter with a hint of butter. Pretty sweet overall, eh, seems a little flawed.
ilovedarkbeer (2373) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black brown color with a small tan head. Notes of soured grains, milk chocolate, toffee, and spent coffee grounds. Pretty weak.
hayduke (3534) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Brewpub in Novato, this draft poured came a very dark brown with a nice foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of rich chocolate and a whiff of coffee. Medium body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is of roasted malts with the chocolate and coffee. Long bitter finish. Good, easy drinking porter. Goes down easy.
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.55 at Ale Yeah! in Decatur, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body (straight up black if in a poorly lit area) with a finger’s worth of buff-hued head that recedes fairly quickly.
Smell: Darkly toasted bread, espresso powder, and a good portion of cocoa. Hint of activated charcoal and dark fruits as well.
Taste: Malty tastes of roasty-toned coffee and bittersweet chocolate morsels binded with unsweetened chocolate and a touch of fire-charred bread crust and powderized licorice. Low level of sweetness. A bit of tannic prune skin. Earthy undertones. Moderately bitter. Chalky, minerally quality to it. Lightly acidic. Roasty, mineral-hinted finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: Not bad. A smooth, relatively engaging robust porter.