popery (2010) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is dark, murky and brown. It has a creamy, beige head that sticks around for quite awhile. The aroma has sweet cocoa upfront with some cola and mineral/pine hops. It has some bready, toffee-ish malt tones backing up the darker and hoppier notes. The taste is much more full and rich than the aroma. There’s a big sweet coffee/chocolate note backed up by caramel maltiness. The finish is fairly bitter with a nice hop bite. It’s a smooth, full flavor, and the beer drinks bigger than the abv. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and a bit bracing in the finish. Very good and interesting beer. I would actually prefer it to be a bit less hoppy, though the hops were actually weaker than expected.
MaBeer1972 (1836) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This might be one of the tastiest porters I’ve had. Jet brown with a nice frothy, milkshake-like head. Sweet roasted coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavor is very smooth and roasty-sweet but with an assertive hop backbone. Very easy drinking for such a heavy-body brew. Long lingering sweet and bitter finish. Pretty Things has another winner!
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, ash, slight coffee, slight lactose, and some hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, brown/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, coffee, light chocolate, tar, char, ash, slight caramel, and hops. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, char, tar, slight caramel, slight chocolate finish is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, and dry.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with medium off white head..... espresso,coffee, milk, chocolate..... the flavor is a bit thin, espresso, chocolate..... medium body... thin bitter finish.....
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, toasted caramel, liquorice, light coffee and fruity hops. The flavour is citrus, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee, bittering hops and light tobacco. Long roasted bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Jyoungsbcp) espresso brown pour with a creamy lasting tan head. Laces the glass very well. Nose of milk chocolate, honey, citrus hops, rich and fudgey. Taste of lightly bitter grapefruit, bakers and dark chocolate, and a hint of cinnamon. Creamy body, dark chocolate and lightly bitter linger. One of Pretty Things best beers.
Tiberious_416 (18) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one just blew me away. An amazing amalgamation of styles to create a very unique brew. The smokey/chocolate presence of the porter mixed with pine/citrus make this beer a gem. However not the best to mix with other styles unless you have something to cleanse your palate beforehand.
puboflyons (3120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked looking at the bottle before opening it. The bottle itself is simply a 22 ounce brown one but the label with the sticker over the cap was a nice touch. It pours an attractive garnet brown tone and a tad on the cloudy side with a creamy, long lasting tan head. Baking chocolate and coffee grinds are on the nose with a noted hop scent whispering its presence. The body is medium to bold but also very smooth and succulent. Lots of smoke in the taste and a lingering dry finish that reminds you how good this beer really was. Congratulations to Pretty Things for creating such an excellent brew.
Jow (3512) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ the Stags Head. Pours dark brown with on efinger beige head. Taste is earthy, roasty, hoppy, smoky, get hints of coffee, berries. finish is dry and bitter. really tasty.
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one-finger finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Deep brown almost black color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is roasted coffee and flavor is roasted/burnt coffee. Lingering burnt coffee finish. $8.65 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.