BrownALEx (140) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: nuts and english hops. A: pours a dark maroon with a thick dirty white head. Some lacing left. T: caramel and malt. P: like a lot of SA’s beers, on the thin side. O: could drink a couple but lacks the umph of a good porter.
Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From beerlicious iphone app: Caramel and some milk choc. hazy brown with frothy tan head. some bitterness and sourness. Medium sticky and alcoholic finish.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark brown garnet color. 1.5 fingers of frothy tan head.
S - Chocolate, roasted malt, toasted brown sugar, mild notes of sharp fruitiness.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted grain with a smokey character followed by a sharp nuttiness. Sugary malts over burnt toast in the middle. Acidic towards the finish.
M - Medium mouthfeel. Smooth body.
A nice beer to have on any occasion. Chocolate forward, not overly sweet, and some moderate roast notes.
Serving type: bottle
jason1970 (139) - 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 isn’t 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 doesn’t get there. Good, but not great.
mnmike (609) - 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 (952) - Malmö, 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 känsla med god sötma och fin beska.
UncleKorm (265) - 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 (268) - 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 (356) - 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 (562) - 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 (2127) - 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.