jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad porter, but unremarkable when it comes to all the great ones available. The malt profile isnít really complex enough and that affects the flavor. I like a porter that errs on the side of being more on the coffee/chocolate side of the spectrum. This doesnít get there. Good, but not great.
mnmike (944) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour from a build your own six pack around the holidays. Caramel and chocolate porter is good.
Lilja (1236) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, choklad och toner av honung och laktris. Rostad kšnsla med god sŲtma och fin beska.
UncleKorm (487) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured clear brown hue w/ a frothy tan head w/ good retention yet no lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Initial flavor is a moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Tastes are chocolate, roasted coffee, bread and vanilla. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lasting roast in the finish.
trujahwarrior (405) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with good carbonation. Not a bad porter but pretty average for a British style porter.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours dark brown with little head. Aroma was dark roated malt and coffee. Taste follows with a decent balance in chocolate and coffee males. Crisp finish that is not too heavy.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roast notes and chocolate with mild toffee notes. Black with a light tan head. Balanced with roast bitterness and sweet malty flavors. Medium full bodied with a balanced finish.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, cocoa, and some caramel. Nice solid porter. Could of drank a couple of these.
Alextricity (387) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: I got lazy and drank from the bottle. Will edit this when I have it next time when itís poured.
Smell: Musky, malt aromas.
Taste/feel: Much like the smell. It has a musky smell and taste, but for some reason, itís enjoyable. It makes this porter fairly unique, and it just feels Christmas-like. The malts that are in there with the subtle bits of chocolate and roastiness. This doesnít have a really thick feel to it like some other porters do, and I really like that about this beer.
The rating on this site is appropriate, but I feel like many people that donít come to this site would overlook this beer. Itís above average, and a very good porter. Looking forward to bottle number 2 in my variety pack.
LiMuBai (137) - - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really had to get my nose into the glass to get any sort of aroma, and it was a light coffee/chocolate. There was a thin, brownish head, and nice clear porter. You can certainly tell itís a Sam Adams product by the taste of the beer, which I like.