Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can from the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with a light dark chocolate sweetness, earth, and a few hints of dark fruit. A bit of a licorice character to this as well. Flavor is similar. Pretty heavily roasted with a light dark chocolate sweetness, touches of dark fruit and licorice, and some burnt malts. Finishes dry, roasty, lightly sweetened, and fairly earthy with a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid porter. Roasty, earthy, and somewhat burnt with a nice, light sweetness to balance. Not bad.
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Opaque brown color, beige head. Aroma of cafe au lait. Taste has coffee, creamy milk chocolate. Decent.
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of Doran. Thanks. Poured dark brown Tan head. Good lacing. Nose of chocolate malts. Medium in body. Flavor is coffee and roasted malts. Finish is somewhat coffee bitter. Very nice. I
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could be better. Could have a smoother, creamier, or thicker body. Flavors are all there, but the body just leaves it without a leg to stand on. Decent beer.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ home. Looks more like a dark amber ale to me...khaki head. Nose is kind of a milk chocolate and maple syrup aroma. Lots of toffee and cocoa powder. Lightly hoppy. Flavor is kind of bland, but there is a heavy dose of toffee and caramel. Chocolate, dark fruit, and a toasted biscuit malt note. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can from RBSG. A little light-colored for the style, kind of a browned, burnt orange with a small off-white head that laces the glass. Toasted malts, toffee, nuts, earth, and hay. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. A little light in color for the style, and itís a bit subdued, but itís not bad.
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really enjoyed a black IPA from this same brewer but this porter is not really doing it for me. It is a very nice looking beer--garnet brown, long lasting head and tons of lace--but that is really the only thing about it that is better than average. Well, the nose is OK. It is mild with some mild toffee malts and a subdued roast character. The taste though is kind of ashy and medicinal to me. It is medium bodied w/ mild carbonation and pretty flavorful overall but something is just a bit off. This isnít ruining my day or anything but I donít think I am likely to buy one of these again.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can and served in nonic pint: Beautiful color of mahogany and amber with fading head and spotty lace. Moderately toasty, bready, nutty with a splash of molasses and char. It is your run of the mill Porter and there is nothing wrong with that.
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 16oz can.
Aroma is fairly nutty with a moderate amount of roast and light chocolate. A really nice, malty character dominated by nuts and roast with some toasted bread.
Pours a clear brown with a touch of burnt amber and a thin tan head with light retention. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is also very malt forward with a lot of nuttiness, toasted bread and some medium light roast. Faint chocolate notes and light caramel character. Light bitterness and faint hop character.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a really nice brown porter with a really great malt character. One of the better brown porters on the American market. Not as much chocolate character as I would expect and it could use a touch more English hop notes.
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at 28 Springs thanks to Casey. Pours dark brown with a thin head slight roasted barley and sweet malt flavor. Nice clean flavor. Good beer.
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Dark brown with red. An ashtray aroma is smoky. A flat feel. Smoke, big malts light fruit. Not enough going on here.