Beerenberger (800) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is malt forward with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Pours an almost black with a dark tan head and excellent lacing. After the nose, the taste was underwhelming. A mild roasted taste and then a coffee finish and aftertaste. Medium-light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, bland, almost no tastevat allÖ6will not buy again.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear light brown, ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose is nice, milk chocolate, toasty, light roast, cream. Taste of watery chocolate, stale coffee, paper, light body, roast.
OldMrCrow (1518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A somewhat underwhelming porter, cocoa powder but no spark. Ninkasi usually does better than this.
douglas88 (4482) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a deep brown color with some mahogany, a beige head. A light nose of cocoa and toast. A pretty mellow porter with caramel, toast, light chocolate, maybe some hop bitterness. Very light. OK.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a medium size khaki head and very good lacing.
smell is faint, cocoa, malt, and a little nutty.
taste is dry yet creamy, bakers chocolate, malt, and a few hops. ends smooth with a touch of sourness.
jake65 (2317) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a thin head. The description of bittersweet chocolate is very accurate, plus a little roast and yeast. Consistent through the flavor too. Good chocolate to bittersweet to roast ratio. Moderate in intensity and I found this rather easy to cruise through the whole bottle solo.
gregwilsonstl (668) - USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black. Tastes like chocolate milk...with a hint of hops. Creamy. Amazing porter.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Harry & Davids in Medford, OR. Pours very dark brown with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate - medium chocolate. Med body plus a little. Frothy carb. Flavor is chocolate over smooth, but ashy, burnt malt. Plus I think thereís a definite smoke aspect. Smooth. Nearly dry. Mildly bitter. Still think smoked chocolate is the finish. Pretty decent stuff. I like it more than most porters.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís okay. Itís boring and mediocre. The mouthfeel is nice. The appearance is just right with me. The aroma and taste are not offensive, but rather bland. Itís like a lower grade of steak. Youíve got it medium-rare, but why isnít this Kobe? It seems like it should be a special ale.
vulcanmeister (137) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle a deep brown fluid with a medium tan head. Smell was not distinct and mouth feel was very thin. The malt came through buytt the finish was more distinct. More bitter and dry than I expected.