otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark and roasty with a thick tan head that remains thick from first quaff to the last.
Black chocolate and dark oily espresso. Touch of sweetness along the sides – burnt caramel, chewy dates and plums. Burnt oak and cherry wood. Black root and vanilla bean.
Soft silky mouthfeel with a nice dry bitter bite in the back. Layer after layer of flavors and textures. Burnt caramel crema and ash in the breath. Cinnamon graham crackers with a dark chocolate dusting on top. Tobacco oils and smoke in the back. Grape skins in the back. Parching and thirst-inducing. Burnt pine.
Love this porter from Pike Brewing Company. So many craft breweries skip right past the porter to brew a stout which is a shame because a really good porter is a truly beautiful quaff. The Post Alley Porter is truly beautiful and I encourage you to seek it out if it is distributed where you live.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn! This is one tasty porter. Large malty roasty chocolately flavor. Hints of tobacco and licorice. Body is above average fullness with a nice velvety finish. Very solid classic example! Price is good to boot!
AndyW68 (705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit.Taste adds molasses. Good but not great.
Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is muddy dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is roasted malt and the taste is a bitter licorice
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of licorice and chocolate. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice Porter.
kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rich and chocolaty with a strong burnt caramel and molasses quality. Fairly light on the hops. The flavor is pretty nice, certainly a robust Porter. Heavy chocolate and molasses sweetness with a nice dry roastiness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a little lingering burnt caramel. Really nice robust porter.
chuckstout (167) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich malty, coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, chocolate aromas. Beautiful dense head with good lacing very dark. Flavor similar to aroma with slight tobacco and English esters.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, some lactic/milk notes and brownies. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate milk, brownies and dark chocolate. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Finishes with more dark chocolate, roasted malt, soft coffee notes, light hops and chocolate milk.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Total Wine South Richmond. Pours a very dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, mild roast. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nutty notes, mild hops. Thin-medium bodied. A bit too sweet, but overall solid.
maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a smallish light tan head. Nose is quite roasty. Taste is a little roasty as well with just a hint of a sweet finish on it. Very interesting.