Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma. Smooth flavor. Sweet aftertaste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this down at Kell’s in Portland. I wasn’t expecting much, and the Murphy’s I was drinking was doing the trick just fine. I thought I would just go for another rating. This is possibly one of the best porters I’ve had. Great roasted malt taste with appropriate hops balance. I can tell a lot of work went into this beer. Sadly, I believe this beer will probably go under the radar to most beer lovers who drink in Oregon.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have to agree with you Murph (portlandrunk). Just took a little 4 day swing over to Central Oregon, and stopped at Mt. Hood Brewing on the way. This poured a deep brown, with a tannish head. Nice malty aroma, sweet flavors, but not overpoweringly so. A slightly fruity middle, and small bitter finish make this a top notch porter.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with mahogany edges. Tan head and stringy lace. Smoke and chocolate in the nose as well as some raost. Light and underlying tones of smoke in the flavor. Chocolate and roast accompany that. Finishes smoky and full of chocolate. I love smoked beers such as this.
BrewDad (4330) - Olympia, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Smoked Porter. Wow this beer had some flavor. I really liked the balance of this beer and the strong overall flavor. The complexity of the flavors where really good. I would rink this beer again. WOW Great job!
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with medium vanilla head, reddish highlights. Not much aroma until you take a sip and the roasty smoked malt flavor comes out clearly.
BückDich (5466) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at Mt Hood Brewing, Government Camp
Dark ruby/tawny color with light tan head & some average lacing. Nose of raspberry coffee cake & roast. The smoke level is in between beech & mesquite, cheery & wholesome, summer sausage & cheese, the flavor is very smooth & smoky. Nice porter, finishes a bit dry. Brilliant!
douglas88 (4600) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kells Irish Pub in Portland. The last beer of the night. Pours a dark brown color with a large off white head. The aroma is heavy chocolate, roast and light peat. A sweet very big flavor with roast, chocolate and ash, fruity hops, light smoke. Very good and rich.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tan head that sticks to the side of the glass with very nice lacing. Chocolate, light roast, and some subtle salty smoke. Sweet initially with some chocolate and roasted malts, smoke follows but is nice and subtle. Body is creamy. Notes say good with an exclamation point.
Reid (1615) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in the Imperial pint glass at Kell’s Pub in Portland.
What I can make out in the dimlight, thisnis a nice darkbrown almost mahogany coloured ale with a smallish creamy tan head.
I could not make out much aroma, just some maltiness , I think It was sderved too cold, or maybe the Lebanese food I ate earlier interfered.
This was a very enjoyable porter thout a little unusual in the flavour , it has all the coffee/ dark chocolate flavours expected but also a rather sharp fruity undertaste, which was good, also you can get a little hop bite near the end of the mouthful.
Very nice and quite smooth on the palate.
A nice drinkable beer ( had 3 pints in quick order).