hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark brown with red tints with a small tan head. Lighter aromas and tastes of chocolates and coffee. Light bitter finish. Weaker for a porter. Thinner body.
Drake (9257) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Bottle. Disappointing product from an otherwise top-notch brewery. Pours very dark with no head. Strong anise aroma, very thin taste. Some coffee/caramelish flavors right at the end, but too little, too late. Nothing to see here, move along.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 1. On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001
Dark coloured with a slightly woody aroma. Strong in alcohol. Hop finish.
2. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Crisp roast finish.
3. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007
Strong roast aroma. Dark and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
blackish pour in the glass. Pretty standard dryish porter. Chocolate malts in nose and taste buds. Rated 3/20/03
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A black coloured beer with beige bubbles around the edge. The aroma is hoppy with some light roast, a little sourness and some chocolate. The taste is light roasty with some smoke. Very mild and a tad thin, but drinkable for sure.
3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Denver International Airport in a really smoky bar. Deep brown color, typical creamy head from a nitro tap. Creamy texture up front, then a brown-ale like spicyness and a little hop bite in the finish. So cold it makes me shiver... a bit of a gritty texture, some creamy malts and a milk flavor as well. Nose is a light cream with some tobacco, but who can call that one in a smoky bar.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter chocolate…Fat coffee beans…Quaffable Porter…
DocLock (8093) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Tastes very malty, with a coffee, chocolate, nutty, roasty finish. Excellent beer.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured a clear, medium chestnut brown with a short-lived yellowy-beige head. Nose was of lightly burnt dark chocolate malts and stale floral hoppage. Flavor was of burnt dark malts, nuttiness, and floral bitters at the edges and finish. Light-bodied with less-than-ideal carbonation. This lacked that little something needed to make it memorable... and maybe some body.
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The label on this bottle actually reads “bottled” just in case I was confused about what I was about to drink from. Hmm. It pours deep clear chestnut and has a thin tan head. The aroma is semi sweet roasted malts with a faint, very faint, burnt maltiness. Much like the aroma the taste seems semi sweet roasted malts to a hint of sweet molasses. A faint burnt malt note tries to cut into the sweeter notes and becomes a rather softened burntness. So that standard Porter flavor of burnt Black Patent type malts comes up somewhat short. It does try to make a feeble attempt to re-surface in the after taste but seems to be a faint echo of what could have been.