samsmith33 (772) - - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Decent head. Coffee nose. Crisp carbonation. Hickory, chocolate. A bit of unpleasantness, almost vinegar-like; but decent flavor.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great color and character. Smooth aroma without the bitter aftertaste of some porters. Comparable to Guinness without heaviness and better flavor.
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mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with big big tan head beautiful. Not much aroma slight roast. Taste is very thin light coco so so porter
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle (thanks to Dave L from PA - drank Apr ’12) at room temperature into a snifter to an off black, dark chestnut brown colour with a thin tan head which soon reduced and dispersed to little more than a puddle atop the glass.
Lacing present above the beer line throughout drinking.
The aroma was non too powerful. A little roasted malt with a modicum of coffee and biscuit in the background.
A solid tasting porter dominated by roast malts and chocolate, the latter which I didn’t really pick up on the nose! A little tobacco and wood in the background and a sweetish malty finish.
The mouthfeel was just right for me, medium in body with a smooth finish and minimal carbonation. This beer invites you back for more with every sip and I only wished I had another bottle to crack open!
Overall a decent porter and certainly one I’d go for again. At room temperature from the off, this beer got better on each reviewing field, the aroma and appearance were ok, but the all important (to me) taste and palate were excellent!
Definately one to visit again!
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Coffee brown color. Foamy dark tan head. Rich coffee and nutty aromas. Very malty flavor in coffee and nut, roasty, and a touch of herby hop. Rich character and drinkable. I enjoyed this very much.
LetsGoState (823) - 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 (4351) - Snohomish, 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.
reggiedunlop (3675) - 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 (2595) - 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