BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good porter with a fine balance of pepper and coffee noticeable. Sampled at the St. Pete Florida Craft Beer Fest.
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sample from July 18, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) Clean, dark brown with nice head, very carbonated. Smells of malt. Taste is much like a Fuller’s LP, but more carbonated and watery. Much like a soda, really. Roasted malt flavor, musky and toasty. Malty aftertaste. Better than I expected!
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mostly opaque, dark dark brown with a red tint. Aroma is a little nutty, good full malt aroma. Flavor is crisp, still malty..a little bit bitter from the hops. Tastes like cascade. Not too bad. Solid brew overall.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. single from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Made the trip to Illinois on the move home. Poured a deep dark brown with reddish notes on the edges. Small coca cola head that dissipates and a slightly fast speed. Aromas of dark roasted malts and a light sweetness, present but more subdued than I had hoped. Initial taste a bit watery, dark malts with a mellow roasted malt sweetness, notes of bitter cofee and a faint chocolately sweet smoothness. Needs a fuller body. Finishes with that coffee bitterness. A decent brew but very forgettable as a representative of its style.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with some red around the edges and a smallish tan head. Aroma is not too strong but of pale, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is smooth and malty but a little light, with chocolate malt flavor coming through. Not a bad porter.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Light coffee aroma with a bit of caramel as well. Medium smooth body. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Not bad, but pretty unimpressive.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured deep black with amber highlights and a brown head. Aroma of chalky malt and subtle coffee. Strong roasted malt flavors which are complemented by smooth chocolate and coffee beans. Finally a Red Hook brew I actually enjoyed.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Remember this one being decent. reasonable dark brown black pour. chocolate, coffee, roast all to some degree. a little grainy. same across the nose and flavor. not too bad.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Areomas of charcoal, coffee and roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, charcoal and bakers cocoa with a smooth bitter finish.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark cherry wood color with almost no head. Aroma is mild, with a scent of roasted malt and...little else. Taste is light and thin, with a flavor of coffee, roasted malt, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Disappointingly light and watery, especially for something advertised as a porter.