twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Dark brown pour, not too thick looking; decent amount of light tan foam that clears pretty quick, leaving some lacing. Weak in the aroma department, not too much on the nose. Some cocoa/chocolate smells. Flavor is solid- chocolate, mildly sweet cocoa, a little bit of a mild hop bite, some full toasted malt flavors. Even and full on the palate, with a smooth clear finish. Not a brew to get hysterical over, but a solid session porter.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a small, fading tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some toasted malts, coffee, and Chocolate. Has some pine notes from the hops as well. Smells first kinda like a sweet stout, but then it dries out a bit. Soft carbonation. Moderate bitterness up front, but finishes a bit light. Tastes as it smells, but as it warms, some coffee comes to the front. A good porter, but I like my porters.....as porters.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from Wednesday, July 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Roasty bread notes on the nose with a bit of coffee. Odd. Not at all what I expected.
Ap: Served in pint glass at 55’F. Pours a deep dark brown with a few streaks when held to the light. 1" tan head made up of tightly knit bubbles. Solid head retention, decent lace.
F: Big coffee flavor with a very noticeable bitter chocolate note.
P: For a stout, this is a bit thin. The high level of carbonation makes it feel even thinner.
O: This is odd, and very disappointing. Not bad, just disappointing. I didn’t check the date on the bottle come to think of it...Perhaps this wasn’t fresh or properly stored.
mikesaum (667) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i love porters and stouts and this one is good but i find it a bit to bitter and light for a porter. And im not finding the strong coffee flavor i was looking for with a name like mocha porter. not great but not horrible
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a medium mocha head. Aroma is of roasted malts, toast and of course coffee / mocha. Taste consists of consistent dry bitterness throughout, with a noticeable malt backbone to it as well. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, and soft carbonation. A nice porter but nothing outstanding.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much mocha flavor swirling around in this bottle. I get the taste of malt balls and cheap baking chocolate. The color is pretty black with an ice cap head. Okay, but not something I would origami my wallet to.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours a dark brown color with pretty big, creamy, frothy light brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, actually a little lactose. Flavor is dark chocolate, with a little bit of coffee in there imparting a very subtle bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Decent, well pretty good I suppose.
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of roast malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, dark fruit, and licorice. Overall body is moderate and finishes with dark chocolate/roast malt bitterness.
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ GBBF. Pours brown black with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweet, malty, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is acidy, bitter and malty. Finishes bitter and watery.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint 6oz bottle. Pours dark coffee, almost black with a nice head. The nose is confusing - really full of pine, extreme bitter grapefruit and burnt coffee on the end. The taste has a fruity start, a strange middle section which is raisins and malt, then coffee on the end. The palate is big at the start, then it gets watery in the middle and a bitter/hoppy nice finish. Overall, not a porter in my opinion, more a black IPA.