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 (3009) - Gray, 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.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thin, water, metallic, an extremely poor porter. The original must have blown if they are saying this is better.
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Sam’s quik stop - aroma is the best thing about this beer, with notes of coffee, malt, and alcohol. Taste is sweetish with a dry chalky thing happening in the mid palate, which I’m not enjoying. Overall, meh.
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Sam’s Quik Stop. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Slight roasted notes on the nose. A bit chalky on the tongue with hints of malt. Clean finish. Solid but not exciting.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a light tan head. Nose has a slight coffee note to it, and the taste has some nice smooth roasting notes. It’s a great brew...
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick mocha head...light ruby hues...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has light smoke, burnt molasses, and tobacco. Flavor is very smoky with burnt notes, molasses, and just a hint of bold coffee. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a roasty molasses/tobacco finish.
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 kz can. Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and chocolate. Chocolaty and roasty flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Decent for the price.
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap with meal. Decent roast aroma. Taste of a slight tobacco, earth and some burnt sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish.