cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown with amber hues and a medium sized head. Light roasty, caramel nose. Light sweet, light roasty flavor, and a mildly hoppy finish. Medium body.
OldMrCrow (2197) - 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.
Zeswaft (1494) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boringgggg. Decent chocolate aroma but other than that its a flat chalky, bittersweet forgettable beer.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, a little roast, and some hops. I’m not sure what was going on, but all the beers at the brewery from the tap tasted a little overhopped for the styles. Oh well. Flavor was good with some chocolate and roasted barely notes. A bit of that hop kick. Not bad.
5000 (6500) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate frothy tannish head, sparce lacing.   Strong toasted malts, nearly roasty, slightly sweet, a bit of coffee with lots of cream.   Not a big example on the tongue.   Thin roastiness on the tongue, a bit of coffee with lots of cream and a touch of sugar.   Little hop, pale malts overall.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... leaning on the thin side tho.   Pretty boring example overall, not robust, comes across as a an Irish Ale with a smidgen of Porter.   At least based on least years example.   ZZZZZZzzzzz.....
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brownish-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with the addition of some grass character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Livid (49) - - JAN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz. bottle. Pours almost midnight black, tan head that hangs around. Has a nice "dry" roasty aroma, slightly sweet smell. Roasty flavor, slightly dry. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Mildly bitter at first, but the bitter afterglow gets harsh as it lingers. A passable porter, but probably not something I would pick up again.
Beerenberger (1576) - 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 all…6will not buy again.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated based on notes from 26 May 2012 -- Good porter, nothing special that hooked me.
pinkzambia (1720) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: dark brown with a tan head. Eggy aroma as well as charcoal. Malty flavors but not much in the flavor. Expected more. Thin finish.