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 (1728) - 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.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. for a porter, this is way off.... there is a lot of sourness going on here and not in a good way. pours a murky brown with a thin off white head... aromas of nuts and some sweet malts. medium body with a big off putting sourness that doesnít seem to go with this beer... not what I had in mind for a porter. some smooth sides with more sweet malts... this is really lacking the depth of a traditional porter.... no dark malts, no chocolate, no roast.... a weird melange of tartness and weird fruits.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Iíll most likely re-rate this beer when I get another bottle of this, because I have a hunch that this beer was skunky. Heavily bodied with a sour aftertaste.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This tastes very different from my notes of the Blizzard Porter from two years ago. Thereís a very strong sourness in this recent version of this beer. Iím not going to finish this one.
BroSpud (1515) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Hopefully this is the same thing, the bottle I got just calls it "Winter Ale". I was expecting a high abv, strongly spiced offering but instead got a somewhat tame and tad too sweet beverage. Resembles most closely a brown ale. Tastes of butter, caramel, and maple. Does have a nice dark brown pour with a decent head.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Flavor is thick creamy coffee, but subtle and not overbearing. Nicely done.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark hazy brown color. Aroma is of malts, cocoa, and slight milk in the undertones. Taste is more of a chocolate and malt mix. Has a chocolate aftertaste. Itís kind of like having a tootsie roll in a beer.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2069-20090402] 12floz bottle. Mild roasty coffee hints in the aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy light tan head. More coffee roast flavour throughout with bitter grainy alcohol. Medium-full body. Average.
(w/ garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc)
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by jerc and mabel with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Dark brown/red small brown head. Aroma: Malt, spices, some vinegar, cardboard. Flavour: Malt, bitter, cardboard - meh!