rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head; aroma of roasted malt and roasted cocoa beans with hints of licorice; medium body, moderate carbonation; flavor is roasted malty, chocolaty, light bitter with hints of licorice in the finish.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Midnight Sessions Dark Lager
Not a huge lager fan, but thought we would give it a try. Pours very dark with a slight reddish tinge at the edge of the glass. Medium tan head with decent retention. Aroma of malt and black tea with a hint of coffee. Taste is of a subdued stout with hints of coffee and dark malt. Very smooth, but not sweet enough for my taste. I could drink a lot of it, but I could drink a lot of Bass too. Somewhat dry finish. Not bad, but not my style.
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist. (Thanks Ante!)
Appearance: Dark red-brownish with a decent sized head. No lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted malt, Smoked meat.
Flavor: Coffebeans, Malts, Peat, Smoked meat and some dark caramel.
Palate: Nicely balanced brew. Very easy drink!
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Dark brown pour, think foamy head lingers a while. High, malty aroma with a hint of cherries. Sweet aroma. Good malty flavor with quite a bit of nuttiness. Pours and looks like a stout, but doesn’t coat your tongue the same way, and less bitter. Very nice.
ARH (306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap poured into a 4oz english tulip. Grilled hot dog aromas hit the nose initially and almost overwhelmingly. As it mellows, some tropical fruit notes start to come through under the smokiness. It pours a dark, nearly-opaque, caramel red color with a micro bubble, espresso head. The head retention is pretty good and it leaves abundant lacing. It has a mellow burnt bitterness that out-muscles the mild sweet with a touch of umami. It’s a fairly light body, with a thin texture and very light amounts of carbonation. The mouth is mostly filled with a char-dog flavor (bun included!) and finishes with a very roasty nut and burnt toast finish which does linger for a while.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color, dark rich head, extremely light however. Very much a shock to my tastebuds.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke. Full body with bold flavor of smoky roasted nuts. The texture is creamy and the finish is mildly bitter with dark chocolate.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love Port Brewing beers, but this is probably the least exciting one I have encountered. I was really disappointed in it. Served cold from a 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. After sitting in my glass for five minutes, all traces of carbonation had somehow disappeared, leaving a very unappetizing, foul-tasting beer. Maybe I just got a bad bottle. I’d be willing to try again and re-rate, but this was a very bad first impression.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really awesome lager. Malt and coffee on the nose, dark with nice lacing, great taste and very drinkable, nice palate.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint bottle, dark pour, light coffee espresso bean flavor. Smells about the same, almost like a light dark. Smooth, good.
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