robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pour is black with small dirty white fizzy head.
smell - alcohol, hints of cocoa, roasted nuts.
taste - metalic, a bit watery, some bakers chocolate.
for a porter this one is quite weak.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown color, brownish head. Smoky smell. So earlier today, I left my coffeepot on while I went to work. A few hours later, I realized this, and came home and shut it off. This beer tastes like what that burnt coffee smelt like.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Meh. Kinda blah. Dark brown with a thin, light tan head that dissipated too soon. Weak aroma of roasted malts and mocha, but you really have to stick your nose in the glass in order to smell it. Extremely thin body, and there isn’t much of a taste; what’s there of the roasted maltiness is very weak. Little to no hoppiness. Rather drink a stout.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2004
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
considering i drank this beer in a frozen form it was decent taste & coco tasting
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is this a porter? This beer is watery and thin and lacking in the flavor category. What a disappointment!
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I've tried the bottle (w/out nitro) and the tap (with nitro) of this porter. The nitro is decent, the bottle was not. I'm rating the bottled version here. Roasted malt, alcohol flavors. The taste had an overall bitter sourness, not very pleasant at all. Much of my sixer went in the sink. This is no Anchor Porter here. Perhaps my 6 pack was old. The tap version was pretty nice.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
When poured, the head is the right color, but thin looking. The color of the beer is dark enough to look like a porter and the aroma is a bit sharp. The flavor is the most dissapointing part. It lacks maltiness, and it seems watery to the palate. It seems to me that the bigger this brewery gets, the worse its beer becomes. I fear they have lost sight of their craft beer roots.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 12oz from the brewery. Burned malts result in bitter beer. Like the darkest of chocolate and coffee - bitter! Drain pour for me. Not a horrible taste, nothing that’s really unexpected, just don’t like it.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2003
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tasted like VINEGAR and VOMIT! Horrible stuff, makes me wonder if the keg was bad... I will try to rerate somewhere else soon so I can compare. Otherwise this is terrible stuff.