chinchill (3355) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark reddish-brown in color, with small tan head.
Aroma: perfumy floral with cinnamon and olives. Not real bad smelling but not appealing as a drink.
Flavor: no better than the nose; barely drinkable, at best.
Feel: thin and acerbic with low carbonation.
O: calling this amateur would insult homebrewers everywhere. While a Cinnamon Porter sounds very appealing to me, this one just brings a load of cinnmon to a lousy porter.
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Sams quik stop. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice cinnamon notes on the nose. Not a lot of flavor here. Itís hard to describe. Itís almost like antiflavor. Thereís a gap where flavor should be for it has little of the characteristics of the style. Thereís a bit of cinnamon on the finish. Just not a good beer
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bomber (Roth) from Total Wine Huntersville, NC. Pours a glass of 100% head. Uh oh! Eventually a dark brown beer appears, with a fizzy dark brown head. Aroma of strong green apple, chocolate, roasted malts, mild spice. The taste is chocolate, heavy cinnamon, earth, green apple and an astringent chemical note. Thin-medium bodied. I think I will be able to choke this down, but itís over-spiced, so it would be unpleasant even without the off notes.
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is malt, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. Not the best Porter.
Brewbie (465) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22o bottle. pours dark black, small tan head. light cherry aroma. seems a bit thin and watery, not a lot going on, some malt, some cinnamon and cherry note as it warms
drfabulous (5232) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce via trade. Some cinnamon in nose. Body really thin for a porter. But overall itís likely infected. The sour vinegar is obviously not intended here. Need to check the barrels itís aged in. It does have the cherry note, but I think itís gone more sour than need be for what is promised.
ozark123 (9) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another disaster from Roth Brewing. Starts with a nice, cinnamon-like aroma, but it is all downhill from there. Hard to put into words just how bad this was. Distinctive taste of cigarette ashes to this one. Run, donít walk away from this one!
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma and taste are both medicinal. Sadly, this was a very disappointing beer.
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Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown with ring of tan head. Aroma is more cocoa and roast than cinnamon. Flavor has the cinnamon more pronounced, but it plays a supporting role to the base beer, instead of taking center stage, which I actually kinda liked. I will say though, it did seem a bit old and somewhat oxidized/cardboardy, so maybe a fresh bottle would be better? Pretty much just a decent strait drinking porter. Nothing special, nothing wrong.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Thick, dark brown pour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of cinnamon mostly at first but this fades a bit and caramel and coffee tend to make their way through. Thankfully the cinnamon is understated in the flavor because a little can go a long way here. Given the thick appearance of this one it is surprisingly thin with no richness of the coffee and chocolate flavors found in a porter. Decent.