j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a thin black to brown, caramel soda sort of color. Empty malt, light roast and toast, caramel. Low carbonation, thin and roasty. Coffee and roast. Dull and lackluster. Long sad toast and roast finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells and tastes chocolatey. Good sweet aftertaste. Full bodied mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (6220) - , 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
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - 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.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 1   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : 1   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Very bready, toasty nose with milk chocolate, very sweet flavour profile.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Light roasted, chocolate, hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
Ernest (5881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body
is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark
chocolate), moderately hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet,
lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly
bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately
astringent. Overhopped aroma, acidic, astringent.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Woodinville brewpub. 15 years ago, I thought a bottle or a pint of this stuff was kind of an interesting way to spend a round. Not so much today. Black with rubied highlights--seems like a fairly well clear beer behind that roasty opacity. Scant gray head. Light roasty and bittersweet chocolatey nose. Light body, especially for a porter, it’s almost watery. Soft carb. Light brown sugar and brown bread mid-palate, but not too much going on for the finish.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice start and middle; very flavorful, but the end leaves something to be desired, a bit too clean.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Black colour with brownish notes, brief head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate, a bit thin. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate and toffee, fairly sweet. Rather short, chocolatey finish. Not bad at all, but not really my favourite porter.