chinchill (2893) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the RR Brewpub in Santa Rosa.
A: dak brown, nearly opaque but clear. Somewhat weak head still leaves very good lacing.
Aroma: as expected for style: a role model.
Flavor: refined dark roastd malts; fine London style porter
Feel: smooth; medium body; medium-low carbonation.
O: unremarkable excepting the high quality.
Homer321 (2614) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is chocolate with a light roast. Taste is amazingly smooth chocolate. Just a perfect balance of cocoa and chocolate with a touch of dark bitter chocolate to dry it out. Short of roast. Great damn porter. A touch thin but truly great.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Russian River. Pours a dark brown appearance with a creamy head. Dark chocolate, roast, light vanilla in the nose. Mouth feel is a touch rough. Dry, toasted flavor with a hint if coffee and some dark chocolate. Solid.
Reynolds314 (2799) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Pours an opaque dark brown with little to no head. Aroma is lightly burnt toast and cocoa. Taste is mildly bitter and lightly sweet.
GenDV138 (3209) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of nutty notes, roast, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (4642) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate, light smoky notes, hints of dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average to smoother texture. A solid porter.
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River Brewery - Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. A brown-black pour with a non-lasting tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is rich and robust. Dark roasted malts, lactose, chocolate, and hints of coffee. Wonderful! Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Overall, an excellent robust porter. I may move to CA.
OldGrowth (2905) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at brewpub. Good aroma. Sweet. Chocolate. Coffee. Dairy. Real good head and lace. Dark orangy brown color. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel sweet bitter finish. Good porter. Aroma tad mellow. Flavor and finish are real good nice rich chocolate coffee flavor. Really good mouthfeel.
Nische (1152) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from backlog. On tap at the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa. Dry roasty up front with a nice roasty finish, very tasty and somewhat complex.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Pours a dark brown/black with a small head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, nuts. Medium bodied. Tasty.