emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean ruby copper pour with a thin tan head. Nose is weird, diacetyl and oxidized. Papery, kind of like a dry stout. Good bit of diacetyl in the flavor with a heavy papery/oxidized component.
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can and Draught. This is another Gansett experiment that was interesting but does not warrant repeating.
queenholly (3619) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of AirForceHops. Light chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Black brown with a huge thick creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate malt flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
gripweed57 (1323) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color topped by a big rocky tan head. Faint roasted malt aroma with a touch of baked bread and toffee. Roasted malt flavor has a distinctive bitter character, much like unsweetened baker’s chocolate. There are nuances of cocoa, charcoal and mild smokiness here, but the underlying bitterness stays with this porter from start to finish. A nice balance of malt and hops that make this a tasty American-style porter. At $8 for six 16 ounce cans this is a great value as well!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always excited to see this one return to my local shop. Grabbed a sixer and was on my way. Drank the first 5 over the last week and saved the last one for a proper review.
Poured into a pint glass, and this one pours beautifully. A deep dark black with a bit of light on the edges. Perfect 1-inch mocha head on top that retained perfectly throughout the drink. After each sip, a sticky ring of lace stuck to the glass. I had to take a picture when all was said and done as I’ve never seen such perfect lace rings on my glass. A rare perfect 5 for this one.
The aroma is of chocolate powder, dry grainy bread, a little alcohol. Sweet dark fruit aroma noted as well. The body is a little hefty, but still slick enough for my liking to sip straight from the can. Not too filling. Chocolate flavors abound, semi-sweet and rich. Dry cardboard like flavor, husk, a tiny bit of ethanol noted as well. Good roasted character on this one. Light char on the finish.
All-in-all, this is a great Porter, and one of the best from a can, no doubt!
Maverick34 (2913) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Poured a dark brown mesium head. Faint malt aroma. Chocolates, light yeast, malts. Ok.
mansquito (5107) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bodega next door, six-pack of cans: Pours is dark brown with a Guinness coloured head. Aroma is mediocre chocolate, with some chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter, and, as another person has noted, there is kind of a bitter chalky taste. It is pretty smooth and easy drinking and has a hefty dosage of booze, so that is dank fo sho.
trapped (2116) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown color, light tan spongy head with good retention, slightly flat coffee taste, long finish. Little bit watery for a porter.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tall boy can poured into glass. Didn’t really care this one for one main reason: It was just too hoppy all around. Not that I don’t enjoy hops its just that for this particular style I expected a creamy maltness instead. The over hopping here just ruined the experience for me.
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. And, in fact, drinking from the can, I couldn’tvreally tell what color it was. Dark, probably. It also had an aroma, I’m sure. Taste was kind of a dull chocolate milk and coffee.