Maxbier (502) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown opaque color with cream dark brown head. Aroma is light roast and cocoa. Roasty sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate bitterness. Nice balance of bitter, dark malt, and alcohol. Great Virginia brew.
Natai (102) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tortoise & Hare in Arlington. Pours dark brown with a light tan head and superb lacing. Solid roasted malt character with some nuttiness. Smooth and creamy that coats the palate with just a hint of bite.
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this Porter. The nose, taste, everything about it was what I expected from a standard Porter.
dlovell2 (995) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla and coffee. Flavor starts roasted malt with sweet caramel, molasses, and vanilla. Some cocoa flavors in finish and finishing coffee. Really nice, roasty, flavorful porter.
Homer321 (2370) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. pour is almost black with a small, light tan head, garnet highlights. Aroma is chocolate with a light grapey note. Taste is milk chocolate with some bitterness coming though eventually. Slightly sticky on the lips. Fairly solid beer. Just a hint of alcohol noted.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Bittersweet and pretty robust in flavor and feel. Doesn’t really follow the porter style to a tee, but it don’t matter. Rich chocolate, coffee (slight) and decent balance. Nice brew. Thanks Thomas."
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small beige head. Fruity viola and licorice aroma, woody, raisins, figs, some caramel. Fruity vinous flavor, raisins, licorice, spicy, figs, some vinegar.
AndySnow (4307) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with no head.
Aroma: Spices, ginger.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, spices, cinnamon.
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown, robust malty aroma. Chocolate malts graham crackers. Pretty nice porter. ,
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of stem ginger, biscuits and coffee. Tart, earthy flavours, with lots of candied peal. Finish was sharp bitterness, some burnt malt and gingerbread.