olio (7931) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brewpub, Santa Rosa.
Pours deep dark red color with small head. Aroma of ash dry chocolate, dark toasted malts, hints of fruits and cocoa. Flavour of dry chocolate, dark dried fruits, cocoa, faint notes of coffee, vanilla and some caramel. Very smooth chcolsty palate with a very dry malty finish. Yet again a very balanced brew.
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub- june 2012-pours deep brown with a soapy tan head and good lacing. nose is chocolate nuts and lite roasted malt character. bitter baking chocolate on the flavors wit ha very dry finish from a good dose of hops. lite husky note however very clean. That finish is long and very good. not an overly complex porter yet very tasty. not much to say about this one other than its pretty solid. would like to try again.
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Long smooth finish.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RR. Pour was a dark cola with a nice creamy head that lingered, even leaving some lacing. Great retention. Lots of roasted malts and dark fruit with a light coffee. Very dry, lots of roasted flavor with a very light smokiness. No real hop flavors stood out. This was all roasted flavors. Light coffee hidden through out. Light body, a bit thin, very porter like. Nice mild carbonation. This struck me more as a stout and not a porter. I was expecting a sweetness but this lacked that. It was ok, I doubt I try it any time soon.
Reviewed on: 08-17-2010
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: rich chocolate, roast malts, coffee, caramel. Pours black, tan head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Smooth chocolate and roast flavors, mellow coffee, toffee, pleasant background sweetness, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation, silky mouthfeel, excellent. Fantastic brew.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Russian River. Dark brown pour with a clingy off white head. Roasted chocolate malt on the nose and taste. Nice porter.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted as one of a flight of 17 with Kaetchen at RR. Nice smooth dark malt flavor with a kind of bright finish. Tasty.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub on draught, from notes. Pours is dark brown and has little tan head. Aromas are chocolate and smokiness. Tastes are chocolate, smoke, and roasted malt. Body is medium with a long bittersweet chocolate finish. Overall, a great porter.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than the Stout, chocolate, dark malt flavor, oh GT.....................
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours deep dark red brown with high tight bubbled head, very little lacing. S - nice rich simple aromas, toasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, and very subtle smoke?. M - lighter bodied brew. Lightly bitter, drier brew. T - toasted malts, coffee/coffee grounds up front. Notes of chocolate, bitter grass, molasses, toffee and a slight alcohol warming. O - pretty good rich bitter porter. 7-