hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at RR. Black body, with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, tar, roasted malt. Nice.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Russian River. Blackish red pour. Thick smooth chocolate malt, roasted grain taste. Roasted grain, coffee and chocolate aroma. Standard porter.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RR. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is fairly standard for a porter--chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Flavor along same lines, plus a certain mustiness that is perhaps misplaced. Solid porter.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with red highlights. aroma is like the OVL stout (coffee, baker’s chocolate, beans), but lighter in nature. maltier and slightly sweeter flavor, mostly roast and coffee with some caramel. finishes with coffee, chocolate, and earthy hops. Medium-light bodied and creamy.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Elysian’s SBW Firkin-Firkin throwdown (vs. Snoqualmie Falls Steamtrain). Pours dark brown with a decent frothy tan head. Interesting and complex smell/taste- chocolate, orange, floral notes in addition to the roasty malts. Nice and smooth with a floral/roasty finish. I really liked this- easy call for me over the Steamtrain.
vyvvy (5895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing this gem of a porter. Pours very dark with a crimson tint and a nice tan head. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla, cream, roasty traits with no bitterness and no hops noticed on the nose. Medium body that is crisp and grainy with sharp forceful carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, but that’s quickly overtaken by lightly-harsh heavily-roasted malt and some spicy hops. The finish is quite abrasive (in a good way) with roast and hops. This is very nice and enjoyable.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this on tap from the Brewpub in Santa Rosa and filled my growler and my in-laws and I finished it off a couple hours later so this was fresh. It poured a very dark garnet red tending toward black with a very robust tan head and really thick lacing rings. The nose is roasted malts with chocolate and some pine hops. The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. Flavor is very classic porter with the chocolate malts and hops now sharing the stage with some ripe fruit notes and coffee. The finish is lightly bitter. A very easy to drink porter and as you would come to expect from this world-class brewery very well done.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown with a brown head.flavor and aroma is a blend of chocolate,roasted coffee,and malts.pretty basic but good.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, light chocolate, caramel, cream. Taste is roasty, light chocolate, cream.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub: Deep brown/ruby hue with a dense light tan head. Chocolaty aroma- mild crystal malt back giving it a nice sweetness along with gritty roast. Creamy dense carbonation. Mildly sweet flavor of dark cocoa and nutty suggestions. Clean with a soft malt presence despite it’s robustness. An easy drinker.