KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) frothy light brown head that to some extent lasted throughout and produced some really nice spotty lacing.
The aroma was kind of mild of a roasted dark bread malt and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee and just a bit of toffee.
The taste was mildly sweet and malty with a slight toffee note in the beginning with a taste progressing into a slight bitter sweet roasty flavor with a noticeable infusion of chocolate and a moderate coffee presence at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while with the chocolate coffee flavor fading fast.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a slightly passive tasting Porter, with that being said it is still quite delightful to drink.
adster (341) - HUNGARY - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hamisítatlan robusztus porter a maga kakaóporos, rumos csokoládés illatával, sötét gesztenyebarna színével, és pörkölt ízeivel, melyek néhol halványan füstösbe váltanak, néhol tejesen krémes és édeskés hangvételűek. Sima, kellemes kortyok, egyenletesen terjednek szét az ízek, melyek között legfőképpen az étcsokoládés, hosszúkávés zamatok diadalmaskodnak, mégis kellőképpen összetettek ahhoz, hogy egyéb, színesítő árnyalatokat is felfedezzünk kóstolása során.
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark n lovely. A bit fruity and dry. Still rolling in WY. Don’t get porters as often as I should.
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"wish lister. nothing bad, but we had a few better porters (and several better Odell beers) on this trip. Light roast and chocolate, hint of coffee...not quite robust enough flavor-wise to be a nitro beer, but it was still nice."
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at casc. Pours a black with very little head. Aromas of raisins and chocolate chews. Taste has some dark chocolate as well as a little vanilla hint. Maybe some smoke at the end. Quite tasty!
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light roast chocolate taste is a bit thin, sweet chocolate taste.
DocJitsu (953) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a one-finger, pull candy colored head. Roasted malty, creamy nose. Moderately thick with some mild carbination scrub on the tongue’s surface. Lacing drags the inside edges of the glass as the beer is consumed. Very light smokiness, roasted malt, a bit of plastic, and a touch of cola.
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee malts. A little bit of alcohol. Surprisingly sweet. Hint of bready malts.
Appearance is a dark brown with a big light brown head. Literally one of the most impressive head retentions I’ve ever seen. Lots of lacing.
Taste is the same as the aroma. Creamy, roasted coffee and chocolate. A little bit of smokiness as well.
Despite the creaminess, it remains a little thin for my taste.
Overall, a solid porter. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Stine (1574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro version; ruby-chocolate with beige latte foam. Dark roast, graham, raspberry aroma; lightly acerbic, lightly sweet, very quiet. Papery and ashy qualities surround the malts in dust. Husky dog biscuit notes also present, becoming prevalent.
Fruity tobacco flavor with generous depth for chocolate malts and dark pit fruits to find. Medium acidity in the coffee like notes. Clean presentation of malt throughout. Mild citrus hints here and there suggest quiet hops.
The washy palate allows the finish to be clean and straightforward, though at the expense of the fullness it might otherwise offer.
mabuzzer (54) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick head. Aroma is dried fruit with hints of coffee. Taste is surprisingly light, with a coffee aftertaste. Good
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a hazy dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of coffee beans and vanilla, slightly grassy, with notes of toasted malts, some light fudge, liquorice and treacle. flavour is mostly toasted malts and vanilla, slightly sweet, with a hint of roasted coconut shavings, some treebark, brown sugar and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.