Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty malt aroma with notes of coffee and nuts. Medium, semi-dry body with a roasty character and flavors of coffee and malt primarily, and a bit of hops underneath. The finish is malty with a short coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask 16oz pour was murky brown with a creamy off white head. Big time roasted aroma and taste. Very smooth with some dryness at the end. Nutty and slightly chocolatey. Very nicely light carbonation on the hand pump. Went nicely with lunch on a nice warm day.
kramer (4359) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Wharf Rat. Pours a clear brown body with a foamy one finger light brown head that fell to a thin film. Some spotty lacing. Roasty and nutty nose with a bit of licorice and a little green leafy hoppiness comes out with a gentle swirl. The flavor is a mix of nuttiness and chocolate malt with a little roast on the back end. Moderate hoppiness. On the drier side for a Porter. Mouthfeel is a little thin and a bit watery with soft fizzy carbonation. Not my favorite take on the style, but it was drinkable. A little diacetyl as it really warmed up, but it was pretty well hidden at first.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with no head. Roasty chocolate aroma and taste with a coffee finish.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub downtown. Roasty,above average carbonation, bit of sourness. Good lacing.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pints @ Fells Point Wharf Rat. Pours a dark cola color; thin, light tan head with patchy lacing. Cola, caramel, and sweet malts in the aroma; basic, chewy malts. Lively carbonation, with some zesty citrus and mineral hoppiness; medium mouthfeel: caramel, wet malts and nougat at the core; drinkable, citrus-laden porter. Not quite the same drinkability or clarity of the stouts. Medium finish: toasted malts, caramel, and some mineral bitterness.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught @ wharf rat camden yards:
pours a brown with touches of crimson and a very thin head. aroma is sweet toffee malt and ligh roast, mostly sweet malt, very pleasant.flavour is a light roasted, some toffeej, sweet malt and a hint of chocolate. avery smooth drinking sessionable beer. i am truely loveing this place.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap at Wharf Rat Fells Point) Nice black with generous tan head. Aroma of roast malt. Flavor of roast malt, coffee, some hops.
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color was a dark brownish, head was thin and a light brown. Aroma was licorice, malt and hops. Medium malt. Found the licorice was the dominant flavor, also with some roasted malt and hops. Finishes dry.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A red-brown beer with a thin beige head - too light in color for a Porter. The aroma is sweet malty with a light roasted note. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of butterscotch, the combination makes the mouthfeel a bit sticky and cloying.