Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
(12 oz.bottle compliments of Kenny Boy) Nose of chocolate and notes of roasted malts. Pours a solid dark brown with a half inch, quickly disappearing, tan head producing abundent lacing. The taste is initially bready/grainy followed with a fruit sweetness in the finish. The promise of the nose is sadly unfulfilled. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, the lack of chocolate and roasted malts is disappointing. This anything but a "robust" porter.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft @ Mattie’s, Elko, NV. Pours a thick solid dark brown. Not much in the way of aroma. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate. Easy drinking although unspectacular.
Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle at ten thousand feet. Aroma is fruity, chocolate, caramel. The flavor is chocolate, fruity, hints of roasted malts, caramel. Great porter.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with chestnut/ruby highlights and a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of warm spice. Taste is more chocolate and roasted malt, with hints of raisin and chalk. Light bitterness.
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a dark color almost black with a small white head. The aroma is sweet coffee and some roast. The flavor is nice; vanilla, milky coffee, lingering coffee in the finish, some nutty flavors. Simple, clean and nice.
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Ben’s discount liquors in Winnemucca
Appearance: Pours dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted coffee and dark malts
Taste: Rich roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and nutty
A nice porter.
wbdace (50) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a good head. Cocoa aroma, malty flavor with some coffee. A nice Porter.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer from my latest stop at Booze Bros. in Reno NV. Always nice to find something that brewed in that state, as I wind up going there 4-5 times a year. The last two beers I had from Ruby Mountain were just a bit above average so this was a huge leap in terms of enjoyment.
The beer pours out a dark brown, nearly black liquid with some red poking thru at the edges. A nice big frothy head greeted me at the pour and the lacing was in fine form. The aroma had some dark chocolate/cocoa thing going on, a bit of walnut oil, and a smidge of vanilla. The flavor carried the chocolate in the aroma over to the taste buds, as it was quite chocolate forward. Some coffee, a bit nutty, with a bit of earthiness showing up towards the backend of things (perhaps the hops?). The best beer brewed from Nevada by far. Very nice.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ely, NV. Deep amber in color. Lightly sweet aroma with a hint of chocolate. Lightly sweet chocolate flavor with a little bit of roasted malt.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. I thought that this was an excellent porter. The body was dark brown with some garnet at the edges. A light brown colored head. The aroma was strong cocoa with some light coffee. There were also some roasted peanuts. The taste was cocoa with some light coffee. The body had low carbonation and that helped to make this easy to drink. Very nicely done.