kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with moderate light tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet caramel and toffee with some roasted malt notes. Taste is definitely on the sweet side, very little of the roasted malt flavors come through. Seems a bit "thin" overall. Reminds me more of a minimally hopped amber or brown ale than a porter. Nothing offensive about this brew, just not a great representation of the style.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"there’s a very pleasant sweet sugar/lactose aroma and mouthfeel here, maybe a little caramel malt, but the body and flavor don’t have a lot else left to offer. quite boring and doesn’t taste like a porter. thin, almost non-existent head, thin body, no finish. an ok beer, but not a good porter. "
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown color close to black the further towards the center. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing slid into the beer.
The smell had some roasty coffee to chocolate qualities with a light cinnamon, nuts and caramel coming through.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and had them combined fairly well.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium in body with a slight sessionable aspect about it. Carbonation was pretty subdued and smooth.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good porter to have again.
SilverfoX (296) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, chocolate, cereal aromas from a .. well i know its a porter but it looks just like a dark bitter... with a creamy head, rich, smooth mldly chocolatey bitterness then a quick sweet finishmedium body, creamy, soft carbonation, its actually rather good, even in july!
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a beige head.
Roasted, malty, quite complex aroma, chocolate, licorice, ashes, butterscotch.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, spicy, malty taste, licorice, coffee beans, ashes, fudge, citrus, hops, chocolate.
Quite classic for a porter, very drinkable. (2014-01-24)
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn November 2010. Roasted malts, metallic, herby and weird.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown pour w/ a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, toasty. Taste is a little creamy, roasted malt, a slight metallic taste. So-so lacing.
Erikh04 (124) - - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as a Christmas gift. Great name butt that's about it. Weird aroma and similar after taste. Not good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, this is good. Oily slick in head. Chocolate. This doesn’t taste like Santa’s butt at all. Thanks Tony.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home, thanks to my inlaws for another new Xmas gift rate, 01/01/14.
Pours an extremely dark shade of mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is cardboard, light cocoa, earthy, touch of spice, dark fruit tang.
Taste comprises toffee, nutty notes, earthy cocoa, brown sugars, faint roast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Very mediocre porter, lacks any great depth and a little overly sweet.
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 50cl (16.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: BevMo in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Price: $5.25 w/ BevMo card
Purchased: Dec. 23, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 25, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany semi-clear color with one finger of khaki tan head. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.
Smelled sugary malts, roasty malts, toast, nutty, caramel, toffee, cough syrup and faint coffee.
Tasted quite bland. Nutty, toffee, caramel, roasty, toasty and slightly more bitter than the nose.
Medium-to-full body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
Nothing special about this beer. I probably even overrated it a bit. Won’t try it again on purpose.