LetsGoState (561) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is a small brown head with nearly black color. Aroma is a sweet coffee. Taste is a blend of chocolate and coffee. Overall definitely my style.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a decent porter. Pours very dark with a slight brown head. Has a hint of bitterness to it, which is probably from the hops. Roasted flavors really come through.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy medium tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly roasted and slightly nutty...touch of metallic. Flavor is roasty...mild char...touches of chocolate and cocoa. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a roasty, charred finish.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle. Tasted at the RIFT Porter tasting. The weakest porter of the evening in my opinion. Salty, warm, watery pretzels come to mind, followed by carob and toast. This just doesn’t develop malt depth and manages to push out a range of odd starchy flavors in the process.
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep black. Hoppy and malty at the same time. Really crisp for a dark beer. Really good
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Shop-N-Save event, 4/21/12. A quality porter; my favorite of the event. Roasty scent with a medium bodied, crisp finishing palate. Very roasted coffee taste through and through.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee and a flavor with black licoriche on back end and a bit of a wet palatte but flavorful beer overall. Bit like spent coffee grains though which seep into your coffee. Not bad.
Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Decent lacing and not very much carbonation. Aroma is of coffee and licorice with a little bit of sweetness thrown in. Flavor is somewhat thin . Chocolate, coffee, caramel.
Smurf2055 (1251) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark color with a two finger light tan head. Smell is robust, rich coffee and roasty flavors. Taste is a bit roasty, some coffee, some chocolate, but very subtle. Slight bitterness, almost a bit sour. Drinkable. Medium bodied. Decent porter.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured pitch black with a khakie head. Nose had dark, roasted grains, quite earthy. Full bodied, nice carbonation. Dark coffee, smoke, tobacco, dark grains and ash. Mildly metallic with dark barley grains, molasses that was bitter-sweet.