AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can from Market Basket, Portsmouth, NH. Used an English Pint. Thick, full beige head. Decent retention. Nose is Chocolate and a large amount of grain. Taste has a clean roasted character with hints of molasses and a nice German hop. Well, it reminds me of a German or Euro hop. Medium body, maybe a bit on the thin side. I got to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this. It’s MUCH better than some of the ratings indicate. And the price is a bargain.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, chocolate, lactose, butter, and diacetyl. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, malt, lactose, slight roasting, and a hint of butter. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate finish. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pounder from psprings 3/21/11.
a hair darker than typical with a spongy light brown head.
aroma is milky sour, roast, molasses and a little smokey.
weird flavor is a watered down version of the aroma mixed with faded bitter hops, spice and charcoal.
thin bodied with a sharp mouth feel and quenching quaffability... if it tasted good. 5/4/5/2/12
zathrus13 (1741) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, hops, and a bit of smoke. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, hops, and caramel. This is quite good, much better than I expected.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a medium head of brown bubbles. Aroma is toffee and a hint of coffee. Thinner in body than expected with a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is mild with some traditional dark malty flavors coming through and just a touch of hop bitterness. Not really an exceptional beer, but easy enough to drink.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice frothy dark brown head that had really nice retention. The nose is slight chocolate malt with some touches of roast, maybe a touch of light hops. A little bit of dry grainy malt as well. The flavor is pretty unpleasant however. Thin, slightly burnt tasting, a good bit of husky grain, minimal bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with fizzy carbonation. This tastes a bit more like a Malt liquor with some coloring thrown in than a true Porter. Glad I only picked up a single of this guy. Their summer beer wasn’t nearly as bad as this one.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dark coke color with a tan head. It has weak head retention. Despite being from Narragansett, this porter is great. It’s hugely drinkable and has a decent palate with great body and mouth feel. Lots of bang for your buck on this one!
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold 16oz can: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium sized, creamy tan head that leaves lacing. Aroma is of smokey malts and chocolate with some molasses. Taste is of smokey malts well blended with subtle, grassy hops. Medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation. Ending is of coffee with caramel and maple notes.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Pours a dark clear ruby with a medium tan head, aroma has faint chocolate and toast, starts and ends lightly bitter with a roasted aftertaste, medium bodied, slick mouthfeel.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Robust brown malt aroma. Clean. Flavors are interesting. Much cleaner and purer than I expected, with a solid, but seemingly German dark malt character. Almost a little bit like Sinamar. Sometimes the dark malt flavor edges towards maple syrup or fake hazelnut syrup, but then sometimes it’s delightfully nutty, caramelized and brown. A little sticky on the palate for me. Probably the best showing from ’Gansett.