BVery (9189) - 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.
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
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Black with a pentagonal (?) slick of beige lacing finely. Chocolate, coal, burnt walnut and black toast in the aroma. High cocoa chocolate, mocha and slight blackberry beyond with pronounced US hop undercurrents. Hop-bitter, well roasted finish. Very nice.
bytemesis (6139) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a small brown head and great lacing. Light aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malt. Flavor about the same, lightly sweet and with a light bitter dry grassy finish.
Reynolds314 (3236) - 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.
adnielsen (10374) - 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.
yiannnos (1246) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler @ RR. dark brown colour. Coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, somewhat thin
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at RR brewpub
Dark chocolate, light coffee, a little clove, and toasted malt. Dark brown with a creamy tan head; nice cascading and oily lacing. Taste is chocolate, toasted malt and a little late bitterness.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably not the best porter i have had, but a Vinnie Porter nonetheless that was pretty good by all standards. A good black appearance to begin with that shed hints of ruby red when put up to the light. The head was absolutely not apparent which left only the porter and I! The aroma eminated hints of coffee, espresso, perhaps something chocolate, and was mainly roasty/smokyness with hints of malt. The taste is much of the same. Good smokey coffee taste with thin chocolate undertones. I found it to be fairly thin however...the smokey flavor somewhat overwhelmes what other things are going on here and tend to drown the other subtleties out, and all i taste is a heavy smokeyness and a thinness...which is basically the best i can put it. Still, a nice food beer. Ends very dry and stout like with a good malty smokey base, but that thinness...ugh...but i still like! =)
PilsnerPeter (3037) - 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.