Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at j Gilbert’s in McLean Va. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Notes of roasted coffee and chocolate. A very nice porter.
BREWMUSKCLES (2321) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smooth, somewhat creamy and substantial mouthfeel that is exactly what makes a great porter. sense of caramel and dark cocoa with a malt and hop infusion evenly and exactly layered. just a bit of vanilla rum and that broth like hint that says beer or rather porter. this is my idea of a great porter.
mcox90 (1617) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another porter from my trade with RABinVA. 12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an inch of beige head. Roasted malt aroma with some bitter bakers chocolate. Taste is more bitter than sweet. A bit ashy. Still, a decent porter.
KyotoLefty (6891) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with lace. Nose of brown sugar, light roast, some fruit and veggies, caramel, raisin. Robust flavor, berries, chocolate, alcohol and spice. Decent.
maekchu (2447) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to Chris H. Pleasant chocolate ans sugary aroma. Dark brown, some lace. Flavors are same as above, both quite mild. Medium-thin body. Not bad, but quite light all around.
Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is of grain, coffee, and yeast. Medium bodied with approprate carbonation. Overall, a dry porter but enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3192) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head.
Roast malt aroma, cocoa powder, coffee.
Rich roasty flavor, roast malt bitterness.
I’d like a little less bitterness in this.
Daytonbeer (677) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is very light nutty chocolate. Taste is very good...dark chocolate, coffee, malts, and alcohol. Best of the Port City beers so far.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate, coffee malt, and dark fruit aroma. Black brown with a large brown head, suspended chunky tan sediment, nice lacing. Chocolate, coffee, prune, and light earthy flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation.