WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For someone who has had a good amount of porters and tried most of the best stouts in the world, this offering from Red Hook was disappointing to say the least. The aroma was of faint coffee and the pour was a pathetically small stripe of dark brown. An opaque body saves this brew for being one for the dog bowl. After drinking this watered down porter, my advice to Red Hook is to find another H20 source or use some gypsum!
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap CC pours out a brown topped with a sandy tan head. Aroma of roast malt and some coffee. Tast not bad a little nutty and more of the coffee.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a creamy tan head. Minerals calcium, roasted malt and nut character. Hints of burnt coffee and a note of chocolate rounding out to a bitter coffee finish. Thin body, its okay.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with an off white head. Aroma needed some warming to open up. Some roast and coffee. Taste has some bitterness and green taste. Some roasted burnt coffee and dark malts.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is rather nutty, and malty. Flavor is, for a porter, rather bland. Eh, not bad, but probably won’t buy again.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Average sized, off-white head that diminished fairly quickly. Good lacing and a clear, deep amber brown body. An initial heavy, roasty maltyness accompanied by alcohol. A very slight bit of herbal hop aroma. The flavor consists of toasted and roasty malts with a faint touch of chocolate. A lingering smoky burnt flavor that is not unpleasant. The flavor thankfully does not exhibit any of the alcohol that was present in the aroma. A nice hop bitterness that keeps the beer from tasting too sweet. The mouthfeel is creamy, but light. Average carbonation. In sum, the beer has a nice balance of hop bitterness to malt sweetness and a good, but not very interesting flavor profile. Overall a nice, easy drinking porter, but nothing special.
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to cup. Dark brown (almost black) very little head / lacing. Malty aroma & scent of fruits. Good porter flavor, but a little watery. Decent beer
lakersfan16 (53) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts. Light to medium body, nice malty flavor with a hint of chocolate.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, chocolate colored. Flavor is sweet, with toffee and chocolate, and also a bit nutty and toasty. There is also a hint of bitterness on the end. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Very thin body with some carbonation. Flavor contains hints of chocolate, roasted coffee, and some sweetness. An all right beer nothing special as far as porters go.