crossovert (7721) - 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 (879) - 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 (3478) - 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 (3755) - Everett, 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 (3008) - 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 (3178) - 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 (3061) - 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 (287) - 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.
Drake (8678) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts with a sweet finish. Fairly faint. The taste is sweet malts, some roastiness, faint fruits and leafy hops. Medium bodied. A bit too sweet but still a solid beer.
DocLock (8001) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark thick turbid brown, toward black (no ruby here), with 3-finger creamy tan head and copious lacing. Nose is chocolate malt, some definite spicy , peppery, and hoppy hints. Tastes rich, somewhat sweet, witha big chocolate flavor, some carob nibs, roasty chocolate malt, and finishing hints of smokiness and molasses. The hops emerge late, and the palate remains complex and thick and smooth. A wonderful porter.