GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
StormCoat (123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a 12oz can at Fresh Thyme market in Cincinnati, Ohio, and poured it into a tulip glass. Pours dark, translucent brown—almost black—with fluffy tan head. Aromas are very sweet, like brown sugar and dates. Flavors carry a lot of vanilla and chocolatey notes, and taper off with coffee and a wood-smokey aftertaste. Medium-bodied, drinkable...not heavy at all. Very good.
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark , coca cola colour . Smell is spiced , slightly sweet . Taste is bit bitter, cacao , sharp dark malts .
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Revolution Eugene porter is a decent if on the thin side porter. Nose is of chocolate and good roasted nuts. Taste is a full mellow of roasted malt goodness with a plethora of hazelnut and chestnut notes. A very decent porter.
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. An almost black one, topped by a small, dense light beige head. There’s coffee, dark chocolate and some brown sugar in the aroma. Hints of dried fruits too. It’s full bodied and smooth on the palate, semi dry and pleasantly carbonated. Brown sugar, prunes, some roasted malts and mocha. Some vanilla hints. Lasting finish. Very smooth and tasteful, well worth a revisit. 150207
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a viscous jet black with a dark mocha head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, roast. Taste is roast and dark chocolate, nice body. Great porter.
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, light berries. Thick dark brown color, some tan lacing. Roasty initial, brown sugar, vanilla and light wood, sweetened coffee, and final extra twist of vanilla. Medium body, a little creamy. Pleasant and rather fruity for a porter. Really like that mid and final bit of vanilla.
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned January 13, 2015.
Glass: New Belgium globe.
Appearance: Black body with a persistent frothy tan head.
Aroma: Aroma leans a bit fruity, perhaps oxidation, with some creamer aromas and a mixed malt aroma that gives a light savory sweetness to it.
Taste: Tastes a bit oxidized with milk chocolate and a dark chocolate finish. Not awful, but far fruitier than other porters I’ve had.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Pretty mediocre porter imo. It is far too fruity and lacking any richness I get out of Founders Porter, Eddie Fitz or Black Butte.
sturmthis (1122) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Black color with one finger off white head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Really smooth, not too heavy coffee taste and really easy to drink.
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown color with a medium tan head - larger than most porters. Aroma: lost on my screwed up sinuses. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla...and a sourness (not intense, but enough to overpower the other flavors) that I just can’t place - can’t imagine that it’s yeast. That sourness makes this not particularly enjoyable. I probably won’t try this one again, even though my beer buddies say it’s a "decent, not great" one - too many other really good ones to have instead.