marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This dark brown ale poured with a decent off-white head. The flavor is quite thin with a little maltiness and a slightly discernible hop finish. I used to like this one before all the great microbreweries sprang up, but it just doesn’t hold up any more.
djd07 (8362) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a medium cremy light tan head that diminishes quickly leaving behind decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is a fruity malt with raisin and light roast. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter taste with light coffee and chocolate. Easy to drink, a good porter from Redhook.
alexsdad06 (8268) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small off white head that disappears immediately. The aroma has some roasted malt and piney hops, but nothing too prominent. The flavor is watered down roasted malts with a weak hop presence. Light body; thin mouthfeel. This could be considered a summertime porter, but doesn’t have enough going on to challenge the best in the style.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - 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.
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, 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.
drowland (7775) - 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 (7683) - 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.
Ughsmash (7505) - 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.
after4ever (7361) - 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.
Ernest (7165) - 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.