madvike (2372) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brigadier...thanks Nathan! - Pours dark brown with a thin, filmy tan head. Big chocolatey nose, with a sugary sheen overlaying a dark roasty body. Taste brings out the dark chocolate notes--bitter roasty notes with a touch of coffee and red wine-soaked dark raisins and prunes. Slick body is fairly big and has a bit of prickly carbonation. Unique and very yummy.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, molases, light roast. The appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, light roast. The inish is roast, light pine, some sweetness. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black with a rusty beige head. Sweet brown-sugar and chocolate aroma. A pretty big, rugged, Porter. This is quite a nice beer, Creamy, almost milky body. Rich and quite filling, this is a great new addition to the Mid-Atlantic beer scene.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from bottle, but also on draft the night prior.Thick and dark as a porter should be, with an initially frothy tan head that somewhat quickly kicks it. This drinks with a thick viscosity, rich with milk chocolate milkiness and a nice subtle but noticeable bitter bite at the finish. This is a very good porter. (#4451, 1/22/2012).
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: good chocolate and roast feel, slight note of alcohol. Character of clean good stronger porter .7+
Appearance: dark brown brew with initial mid dark beige brownish top. Short lived with fizz. 3-
Flavor/Palate: medium bodied. Clean with dark chocolate feel. Dry alcohol…hints of licorice. Softer finish with thinner walls.
Brigadier (2585) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at tap room
Finishing on a high note with this excellent porter I have decided to keep tabs on Port City. Since their bottles are relatively affordable, easily accessible around northern Virginia, and well crafted they will make a nice break from Midwestern bottles. If you can only try one Port City beer make it this one.
Aroma / Appearance - Deep inky black fluid sits like an octopus hiding in its own camouflage. A mocha head rests on top like a layer of frosting over a coffee cupcake. Roasted black coffee, chestnuts, chocolate, and strong malts drive home the point that this is not a beer to ignore.
Flavor / Palate - The smoky ham in the background was a little distracting but in character with the rest of the flavors. From black coffee to half and half to hints of cocoa the overall theme is sweet darkness. A veritable bargain at $7.99 a six pack this one is worth checking out if you see it on the shelves or want to do a local for local trade with some northeastern members.
ApisAles (1570) - 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 (4463) - 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 (1465) - 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 (5336) - 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.