omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Black, brief head. Aroma of mildly roasted coffee. Dryish with fairly light body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. There are notes of aniseed and some other stuff, but the lack of malt softness doesn’t allow me to pick up the more subtle flavours. Medium bitterness.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black. Fairly strong aroma with roast and a bit of chocolate and coffee. Smooth, full maltiness. Quite roasty as porters go but with smooth chocolate richness to back it up. Finishes quite dry.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 Horse Brass. Fizzy, dark black, some smoky black licorice and malts, some vegetables and black liquid smoke, with a meaty smoked presence in the aroma.
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Rock Bottom Chicago Real Ale Dinner: Deep brown with reddish highlights producing a small tan head and good lace. The aroma hints of caramel malts, toffee, cherries, apple, floral hops, and a dusty yeast ester. The taste starts with sweet mocha tones with underlying bitterness. A light fruity sourness is detected. The finish is woody, smoky, and some coffee grinds notes. Medium-bodied with a chalky and sticky mouthfeel. The cask ageing adds some nice complexity to this porter, recommended if you can find some.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub for RBSG 04’
Black color with a light tan head & moderate lacing. The aroma is dry, sweaty, light roast & sweet fruit. The flavor is roasted too with the roast standing out and some sweet caramel in the tail. Fairly 2 dimensional with the roast but still creamy and balanced.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, with a tan bubbly head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. An average mouthfeel led way to a roasted taste.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] This was a dark brown with great haed. Loved the flavors and the light malt hints throughout the ber. Nice body and good blance of flavors. Good overall beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Pelican Brewery on Cask. I’ve been debating as to if i should rate this or not, still to this day i’m not sure if this was really a porter, we asked for samples of the porter and it came back looking like an amber ale, we even got samples of the porter off of the cask and regular tap, still no porter looking beverage showed up. Very light copper color with a light tan head. Aroma was just a touch roasty, faint aroma of cocoa and maybe a touch of coffee, nothing like most porters i’ve had, lacking in the rich, roasty character. The flavor was very watery on the plate, the flavors were very mild and subtle. Wasn’t all that bad of a beer, just a bad porter. Maybe they just had a bad batch.
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leftover from the Chicago Real Ale Dinner at Rock Bottom Chicago. Yes, I broke my Lenten abstenence from beer just for the Real Ale Fest. A dark brown, almost murky body beneath a bubbly, clingy brown head. Smell is enchanting. Has an appropriately "cask" mouthfeel, low carbonation. Slight roast coffee notes among the roasted malts, and a bit peppery and smoky. Would have thought this was low in alcohol, but the second one the bartender gave me knocked me over. Not extreme in the Edmund Fitzgerald sense, but pleasant.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBSG 2004 on tap: Ruby with a small head, roasted aroma that is a bit much. Full bodied, and ends lightly sweet.