GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with reddish highlights. Head was thick and fluffy with good retention and lacing. Mushy warm barley aroma like the inside of a mash tun. I also definitely smelled the molasses and anise. Molasses and anise dominate the flavor. Interesting beer, but the anise and molasses were a bit much for me.
beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was wondering was a knockoff of the one Yards puts out. This one was not as good as the Yards Washington Porter.
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thick moka head, with floaties sinking to bottom of glass. In aroma, an interesting aroma of molasses, chocolate, reminiscent of the molasse cookies we used to buy in the Bas St.Laurent, and light licorice. In mouth, a nice roasted chocolate, with loads of good quality licorice candies, a bit of smoked peat. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Bought in Oswego, Nov. 2006.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled on 2/21/07: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry earthy, smoky malts. Body starts with decent viscousity, a hint of sweetness and a drier, earthy mildly smoked finish. Needs more malty sweetness.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old bottle and it shows. Dark and opaque pour with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of licorice, nuts, and dark roast. Medium body with some overcarbonation. Taste is nutty and roasty. Some smoke and molasses. Some oxidation serves up some cardboard. Not my favorite of the Brewer Patriot series.
hopdog (11274) - 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 (2551) - 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.