craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at whole foods fairfax. Pours a black color with a consistent 1/4" tan head. Light chocolate nose with roasted malts and light coffee. Solid body - very smooth throughout with nuts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth finish with more coffee and chocolate.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown from bottle with a thin khaki head. The mouthfeel is thinner then what I was expecting given the robustness of the cocoa on the nose. Thereís some nice roasted notes on the tongue but they donít go nearly far enough. Clean finish.
Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Pours a rich inky blackness tinged with mahogany and topped with a light brown head. The aroma is a big smack of roast coffee. Tastewise sweet caramel and chocolate malts blend beautifully with the coffee. The 7.5% abv is wonderfully integrated with a long silky smooth finish.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sample. Brownish black, large brown head. Aroma of light smoke, sweet malts, cream, caramel, some berry. Taste has some mild smokey bitterness again with sweet fruit and berry.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Port City Brewing Company, Va: Pours pretty much black with a brownish head. Aroma is of chocolate, with a few fruit notes, some mild coffee is in there as well. Body is nice and creamy; it isnít heavy and it is plenty smooth even on a 90 degree day like today. Flavor is plentiful. Somewhat sweet. Not really going much in the bitter direction. A well-balanced brew and easily my favorite from these guys. I spent all my extra drink tickets on these jawns.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is almost black with a couple fingers of off-white/khaki head.
S: There is a surprising amount of smoke and wood aroma to this beer. Quite a bit of ash to it with a little bit of chocolate and plenty of roasted malts.
T: Dark chocolate and nut shells open up the flavor on this beer. Plenty of roasted malts with a light ash and a substantial oak flavor. A bit of a sawdust sort of flavor to it.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: Really a weird flavor. If you like the smokier and heavily roasted beers, than perhaps you would enjoy this one.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an excellent porter. Very true to the definition of porter. The deep black color was inviting. The porter poured with tan frothy head and lacing down the glass. There are chocolate some coffee flavors. This is a complex beverage. The medium body ale is worth trying. The finish is smooth with some hints of coffee.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is quite dark even for a porter. It pours with a nice nice fluffy tan head and decent amount of lacing
Mouthfeel is dead on for a porter, not big and viscous like a RIS but nice and clean.
An all around great porter that is nice and roasty but still quite sessionable. Nice dark malt with a bit of chocolate and coffee.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is an opaque, and deep, brown color with a small khaki head. Really nice looking in the glass. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, and a hint of soy sauce. Damn, this is another solid offering. Taste is smokey with notes of chocolate, cherries, and some more sugary sweetness. Really enjoyable porter to me. Other than the IPA I was definitely impressed with the offerings from Port City, and I hope to try some new beers from them in the future.
Cavie (3546) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy exiled. Pours clear red color with dark orange and brown highlights. Aroma is roasted malts with dark chocolate. Some smoky notes. Flavor is lightly sweet with some dark malts and roasted grains. Finishes light.