fattybladdy (503) - 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.
alexsdad06 (5336) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee, some earthy bitterness to the finish. Standard porter.
drsordr (1002) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour dark brown. Nose light roast, coffee some sweet malt. Taste light roast, similar to nose. Light bitter from mid pale to end. Light mouth and a little watery, but not to bad.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 15.01.2014, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is strange fruity, tangerine, unripe banana, grapefruit, grass. Taste is caramel malts, nuts, hay, grain, grass, chocolate, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness, very thin body. Boring.
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown murky pour with a fast subsiding tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweet and estery like overripe banana. Taste is very moderate roasty, bready maltyness and a bit too faint all around. Slightly watery.
ClubGonzo (3927) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a near-black brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is estery mandarin, unripe banana, chocolate and hints of coffee in the back. Taste is chocolate, lactic sweet tones, mild leather and hints of nuts and licorice. Watery body, soft carbonation. Not really bad, just not very good either.
Beerenberger (1377) - 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.
Gription79 (2236) - 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 (127) - - 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 (5832) - 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.