travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown to black in color and look with tannish head. The smell is roast, malts, burnt, coffee, and slight licorice. The taste is about the same.
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a little coffee and maybe a touch of anise. Med + body. Flavor is very dark chocolate with some gritty near-burnt malt and with a little coffee coming along. Anise? Maybe not. Definitely dry, but not particularly bitter. More like astringent from the burnt malt.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewer. Pours black with a light bown head. Scent of burnt malts and chocolate. Taste is the same. Thin
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and cocoa. Light aroma. Flavor was also a tad thin; leather, cocoa and caramel. Ok
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours black with light bown head. Aromas of burnt malts and chocolate. Similar flavors with a dry, ashy finish. Light to medium body.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma has coffee and chocolate notes. Tastes very much as expected for style with just the right amount of bitterness.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice surprise given where we were staying in orlando was not exactly a beer Mecca at any stretch of the imagination. Nice black color, almost black ipa-ish in it’s aroma, and although not extremely hoppy like a bipa, still very delicious
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin beige head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is heavy on the stale coffee.
PorterPounder (6284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle, Very dark brown pour, brief off white head. Nice earthy aroma, black dirt, coffee. Flavor has a bit of chocolate, some black coffee and a bit of black dirt. Mouthfeel has some nice chalkiness to it, but ends up a bit oily. Decent.
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Disney Garden Grill: Poured a deep black with a light brown head. The aroma was roasted malts and bakers chocolate. The taste was what I expect of a porter by style, very chalky with baking chocolate with just enough malt to break it up. The finish is dry and doesn’t leave me thinking it should be in a stout category as most new porters do.