ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour wit ha light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate notes. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate. Some roasted acridness, but not unpleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium body. This is a really nice porter.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to exiled. black pour with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, chocolate, and light coffee. easy on the palate, roasted malts, faint coffee, and a chocolate finish.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of cream. Pours black with very small tan head. Tastes sweet with a deep dark fruit and coffee. Finishes with plenty of roasted malts. Very solid porter.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) dark brown pour with creamy tan head. Nose of cream, nutty, chocolate. Taste of cream, nuts, lightly sweet, chocolate, a bit light in body, but creamy with a toasty linger.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from thorpe429- thanks, Thorpe! Pours an opaque coffee brown with an initially large but quickly descending tan head. Leaves a good deal of lace in the glass. Aroma is surprisingly smoky, with roasted and smoked malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and a little bit of peat. Flavor follows suit, with smoked and roasted malts, peat, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, and toasted brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice porter.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Draft at American Ice. Very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of pine and coffee. Taste is dark cocoa, coffee grounds, bitter finish. Interesting.
TURDFERGUSON (3879) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks E for sharing. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is lightly roasty, some acidity and light tartness--smells off. Flavor is off as well, paper, diacetyl, really bad. One of the worst porters I have had in some time.
emacgee (3809) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque pour with one finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose shows some roast and caramel with some papery notes and diacetyl. Flavor is mildly acidic with notes of day old bitter coffee. Some diacetyl. Bleh palate.
obguthr (3390) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich aroma of coffee, toasted grain, and dirt, particularly grainy. mahogany, medium beige head. Full body. Again, very grainy. Dirt and coffee flavor with a light blackberry tartness.Finishes with medium roast coffee.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cinnamon, cocoa, and raisins. Flavor of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, light citrus, and chocolate.