kwoeltje (2066) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) black, tan head. Roast malt and coffee
AirForceHops (1856) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, Julio’s Liquor’s, $2.19 with a 15% off Wild Six Discount. Fresh bottle, best before March. Deep brown color with tiny ring of white head into an English pint glass. Soft carbonation. Nose is a pleasing roasted and chocolate malt. Taste is much the same with an odd sourness toward the finish. The sourness is a bit off putting. Not terrible, still drinkable… but not what I’m looking for in a porter.
rjplumer (325) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a ruby tinge to it. Head is a tan color with a nice foamy one finger head.Has a mild chocolate aroma with faint fruitiness. Chalky cocoa bitterness. Sense dark fruits with a mild to dry finish. The bitterness mellows the more you drink. Not crazy about it but I would drink again if I had a chance. A pleasant choice for the winter season. If your new to Porters this would be a good one to start with as it isn’t overpowering.
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jimhilt (2275) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy deep ruby color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is unsweetened chocolate and flavor is burnt chocolate. Bitter finish. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I needed a RI tick, who else but Thorpe would come through out of the blue? 12oz bottle, freshest before May, drank from my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip... Pours a muddy medium brown with hints of amber, too light for a porter. A very light tan had forms about solid ring and a flimsy cap, decent lacing... The nose is on the weaker side. At first I get a burnt chemical note that is a bit off-putting. As you get into the burnt notes turns into a strong molasses note, leads of bread, and a hint of roasted coffee. Average... The taste is borderline bad, wet roasted grains, and a chemical astringent cocoa powder. Blah.
This is pretty bad, will not have this again.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is smoke, a little beef, roasted malt, and brown sugar. Taste is sour chocolate, a little bacon, and roasted nuts.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy Cryotek. Clear ruddy rouge pour with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is butter popcorn, winter spice and a pile of wood from Frattos shed. Flavor is dry grain, popcorn, butter and woody spice. It leaves a big bitter finish. Not pleased.
fata2683 (2167) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, pours brown with a tall frothy tan head. Aroma is spicy and sour with nutmeg, gingerbread and sour chocolate like a choco-covered-cherry. Rich creamy body with lots of heavy bread and malt character ending with a sour peach juice flavor. Odd.
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head. Smells of nuts and sweet malts. There is a slight sourness in this beer that isnt well placed considering this is a porter. The sourness really steals the show here. Not too complex, wiht only a little bit of malts and a lot sourness going on.
Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2010
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
The roasty nose belies the chronicly sour beer you find in your mouth. Either could be great but both together are not on.