PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, thin head. Flavor is roasts and chocolate. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing to make it stand out.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some caramel, faint nutty. Taste is very roasty, solid coffee, with light chocolate. Light-medium body.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown nearly black with hints of ruby in the light. A thin light tan head that doesn’t last at all save a small ring at the edges. Roasty aroma, sort of thin, some chocolate. Body is light and taste is harsh bitter malt flavor then a slight hop finish.
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Confused by the low rating. Some people might have drank this brew too cold perhaps? Let mine breath for a bit was pretty complex. Nice dark roast character but medium palate. Some smoke, good.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Traditional is the best way to describe this brew. In a way that’s good because you’re not disappointed, but there’s nothing overly exciting about it. It pours and smells exactly like what I would expect from a porter. The roasted malts and coffee-esque flavors are unsurprising also. The only deviation from the traditional norm is its lighter/watery body. Overall it’s pleasing regardless of its banality. It scores high points simply for being a porter (one of my preferred styles), but within the porter category itself it’s less than a heavyweight
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep garnet with a fleeting tan head. Decent dark roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Mild flavors of blackened malts with smoked almonds. This was a great Porter way back in the day, but no more.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear mahogany pour with ruby highlights and nonexistant head. Aroma is roasty and faint chocolate. Flavor is a bit vegetal, some cocoa, a bit nutty. Watery thin. Bitter chocolate finsih. Not all that impressive.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Flavor is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. A little thin bodied for a porter, but good overall.
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. The finish is slightly bitter. Sort of watery and thin. Aroma is the same as the taste. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, but it is kind of forgettable.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a coal black color with a medium tan head with decent lacing as it dissipates. Aroma of roasted malt, ahint of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Flavor is of roasted malt with some chocolate. This is not as sweet as many porters, something that I liked. There is a somewhat bitter aftertaste, but not bad. A tad thin for mouthfeel. Not bad, though. Not bad at all. I’d like to cook a hearty beef stew using this beer in the stock.