Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.
GRM (3234) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 6 ounces, brown bottle, 500 ml, during the Media luncheon, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: mahogany, semi-opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: coffee, roasting, malt, nutty, light dusty; mouth: coffee, roasting, malt, nutty, light dusty, light astringency, light hops, nutty finale with dusty presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter; overall: nice surprise
Verre, 6 onces, bouteille brune, 500 ml, 8,5 %, lors du dîner des média, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : acajou, semi-opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : café, rôti, malt, noix, léger poussière; bouche : café, rôti, malt, noix, léger poussière, légère astringence, léger houblon, finale en noix avec présence de poussière, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère; en résumé : belle surprise
bookman10 (718) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice, dark, brownish black, with good-sized, lasting head. Aroma of chocolate coffee, roasted malt. Flavor includes all of these, with some leather and dark fruits. A bit over-carbonated/fizzy for palate. This could use a bit more work.
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut with three fingers of tan head and good lacing. Aroma has some mild roastiness and brown bread. Taste follows the nose with some mild roastiness, dark bread and woody hops. Finishes dry with coffee roastiness. Medium bodied, fairly creamy, thins out some as it warms. A soild, easy-drinking Porter.
kambei70 (758) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 can. Pours a medium translucent brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Aroma is a nice sweet, toasty malt with a bit of milk chocolate. Taste pretty much follows the nose with a little bit of a lactose taste and toasty bitterness at the end. Light medium mouthfeel.
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Travlr (15095) - 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 (3577) - 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 (437) - 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 (12479) - 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 (7329) - 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 it’s a bit subdued, but it’s not bad.
Frank (3269) - 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 isn’t ruining my day or anything but I don’t think I am likely to buy one of these again.