queenholly (3035) - 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 (793) - 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 (2394) - 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 (3677) - 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 (939) - New York City, 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 (2487) - , 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 (13679) - 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.
skullface1818 (2) - - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: the darker side of dark brown, with only the bottom of the glass showing a dark amber colors. On top of this inviting clear dark brown color, is a thick quick appearing head.
I love the way this brew looks
S: IT smells of light chocolate, medium caramel, and light fruity esters (a bit of green apple and pear). no real hop aroma, which is quite odd really.
It is a nice smell, but it does get a bit abrasive on the nose after some time
Taste: this one is conflicting, because this is something I shouldn’t like very much, but do. This is actually a rather bitter porter, and I’ve had bitter porters like this one and haven’t liked them before,
however this one works rather well
Maybe its because it starts off with a sweet, lighter chocolate and roaster flavor, and finished off with harsher bittering flavors, with a bit of dark chocolate on the distant part of the after taste.
It is surprisingly drinkable porter for its bitterness
It also covers up its alcohol very well.
mouthfeel: wattery and astringent on the tongue, with a powdery feeling on the after taste (like freshly grinded coffee)
overall: not a bad porter, tho youvcan defiently do better than it. but that’s not the point
for the price, booz, quality, and size of this can, it is really a good deal, and a excellent thing to go for if your looking for something different. you could get through a whole party on just two-3 of these
A defient 4/5 from me. I might have this again, might not.
depends on the cash. but defiently worth a first try. It wont dissipoint you, not for its price that’s for sure
and if all else fails it will get you drunk, and beats a can of 4 loco or a bud light.
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep umber color with a finger of sudsy foam...on the nose its roasted chocolate and a little dose tobacco. The palate is rich and bubbly with a nice balance of roasted notes and chocolate. Nothing too exciting but a reasonable can of beer.