maekchu (3400) - 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 (1763) - 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 (1099) - 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 (783) - 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.
ilovedarkbeer (2702) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, medium sized light brown head. Notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt bread. Nice mouthfeel. Long finish.
Nsanders (993) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Tap House Grill. Dark red brown with a medium creamy tan head. Sugar, earthy hop, roasted malts and light roasted coffee. Medium sweetness with a bitter coffee finish. Body is medium with a creamy finish.
Mainuh_man (259) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Nice, dark malt aromas of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate and raspberry. Flavor is sweet up front, with berry notes. Morphs to mild roasted malt character with nice coffee. Finishes with a velvety, bitter roasted linger. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a tasty Porter. Great aromas, but fairly simple flavor profile.
bp (887) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: pours dark brown with a thin, tan head, chocolate and malty aroma and flavor, slight bitter finish
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can poured into a shaker. Aromas of coffee, grass, and caramel come through as well as a floral touch. It pours a dark, opaque caramel brown color with a tan, even, small-bubbled head. A thick ring with a sudsy surface is retained and a messy lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter combination. The oily beer has a medium malty body with a soft and sudsy carbonation. Coffee, chocolate, figs, and plums come through on the palate with a floral, herb, and spice finish. Clean and fresh chocolate and grass notes stick around in the aftertaste. Overall, there’s a noteable spice note that stands out (for a porter).
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz pour at the Revolution brew pub pours a translucent, deep brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose has lots of roasty notes, mild coffee, burnt toast, pencil lead, some chocolate. Flavor is malty, molasses, heavy toast, some coffee, a little dirt, some roasted mushroom. Dry finish.