heemer77 (5297) - 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.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep brown pour with a fothy, light tan head. chocolate malt aromas. Smooth chocolate malt flavor. Slightly fruity and pleasantly hopped.
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.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is about as fine an example of a Brown Porter as we can expect on this continent. It has a deep brown color and a fine head. The nose is chocolate malt coupled with inviting British floral hops. The flavour follows through perfectly and if anything the complexity is enhanced by some additional caramel and dark malts but it does not loose its floral hop backdrop. I tasted this side by side with Sierra Nevada Porter and this one dropped Sierra Nevada off the table. Much more complex and long lasting. A finely crafted beer - well worth seeking out.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap GABF ’02: chocolately malt aroma, brown-red color, full rich mouthfeel, and a nice slightly bitter finish.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells almost like a smoked porter. Reddish brown with little head. Flavoring is more reminiscent of a nut brown ale than a porter - not that sweet, but has some tanginess. The slight dryness in the finish is unfortunate.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
great smell. decent taste but a little disappointing. not a bad beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color with a thin off-white head. Roasty, cocoa and osme brown sugar in the aroma. Light roast, some vanilla, a little coffee. A pretty solid porter.
Gription79 (2838) - 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.
drsordr (2375) - 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.