DrnkMcDermott (2868) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. I had this at the new Hops Haven Brew Haus in Sheboygan, where Port Washington is new being brewed, This has a wonderful black malt and coffee taste enhanced by its flavorful nose. The head is typically thin but clings to the sides of the glass. Excellent smoothness punctuated by a slight hop finish.
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hops Haven. Stained-glass brown-red-black. Steady beige head. A roasty session porter. Minimal, subtle hopping. A tad thin. Chocolate, vanilla tones. Nice.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and some caramel. Over carbonated body tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, dark malt and caramel. Mild bitter finish.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
sampled on draught, this beer porus a dark rich colour. lots of dark chocolatey flavors as well as aromas. remiscent to a cafe mocha in beer form. except not as sweet.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich roasted aroma and flavor. Chocolate, nuts, cocoa, dark malt, coffee, and a hint of smoke. The body seemed a tad thin to me...but a minor flaw. This is a really fine sessionable brew.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a clear dark brown colored brew with a beige head. Aroma of roasted nuts, light chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with a little metallic aftertaste. Finish is a little watery with a slight powdered cocoa with nuts aftertaste. Talking to the brewmaster, the baatch during June 07 had a little extra water. Will return again to try the batch in September 07.
Ughsmash (7260) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops Haven. Poured deep mahogany with a short cap of beige head. Nose was very sweet.. rockin’ the lightly-roasted coffee and milk chocolate.. dark fruits emerged as this aired out.. farily complex. Flavor was of lightly-roasted cocoa and milk chocolate with the secondary dark fruit again.. coffee bitterness provides a nice accent. Powdery cocoa feel on the palate with light-medium roast and a medium body. Not a great porter, but a solid one.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque and deep brown in color with a short creamy tan head. Trademark reserved aroma – this time it’s like the kegging room with a spilt box of Swiss Miss scattered haphazardly. Fuller body than expected. Some flavors of cocoa powder, dark chocolate and black currant. A conservative interpretation of a sweet stout in my opinion. Decent balance with a finish that’s acidic at the corners but not too distracting.
Joebeer (8) - USA - OCT 12, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is how Porters should be done. Gobs of flavor, especially the draft version as opposed to the bottled version (which is actually contract-brewed elsewhere.) Coffee, chocolate, malt, and shwing!!
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Nice brownish head, but quickly dissapated. excellent dark color. Aroma was very roasty with some chocolate in there. Was a bit thin in my mouth but the taste more than compensated. Strong with out being over powering, with a nice finish. Very good beer, one of the best I have had.