hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Just picked this one up at a singles store and notices the BB date of October, 2006. POured a deeper brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of roast, light molasses, smoke, and chocolate. Tastes of molasses, smoke, and roast. Thinner body and tastes.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I got this in the mail from a friend in Rhode Island. This beer poured nice, but didnt necessarily smell well. I was expecting a nice porter from Samuel Adams, but this isnt really what I got out of the bottle. The taste wasnt strong or memorable at all and I dont think that I would buy it myself in the future.
jimhilt (2389) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a five finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Nearly black with hints of mahogany color. Light carbonation and very heavy bodied. Smoky/malty nose. Flavor has sweetness at first, finish reminds me of rubber tires - not your usual porter. $9.99 - 4-pak, 12oz bottle from Shaw’s Supermarket Concord, NH.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. deep brown, almost black pour with a diminishing head revealing adequate lacing. black spice, clove, and dark sweet malt in the aroma. tastewise? it’s very pig-ish. bacon, smoked ham, etc.; and it’s a very smoky/dry finish. i suppose this is a food beer, b/c as a stand alone, it’s just not happening. thus, my rating here is for the stand-alone aspect. not the fav of the 4.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown color with a white head. Very sweet malty aroma. Flavor is kind of spicey with a dry finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like Sam Adams as a whole and have nothing against their beers. I love the fact that they are trying new things and I really went into this variety box with a very open mind and enjoyed what I had so far. BUT this onehad something that just really didn’t agree with me. The rest of the table liked it but it was very dry and very bitter and astringent to me. The finish was long and pulling at the tongue and I thought the aroma was smokey and ashey with notes of bacon. the flavor was smokey as well. the body was decent at the light to medium side and the appearance was great. A clear deep chestnut color with a small beige head.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from UncleMattie! Thanks Matt! Nose of molasses and licorice with minor coffee and hop notes. Deep cherry brown with a medium but quick disapating tan head. Flavor is chocolate with molasses and a little hops. Good if this is a recipe from 1790.
swanmann (589) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Distinct roasted malt and molasses aroma with hint of licorice. Poured deeeep coffee color with small orange-tan head, quickly settling. Flavor is full roasted bitter chocolate with mild hop sting. Surprisingly balanced in comparison to the rest of the four pack. Still, a little thin, but tastey.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was a good porter, nice and dark with a slightly bitter taste. 2nd place out of the 4 - pack.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle . . pours BLACK with a thick tan head . . Aroma is roasted malts, slight hops . . taste is coffee, roasted malts, grass, bitter . . not much alcohol flavor . . bitter after taste . . eh!? again this 4 pack wasn’t very nice