trujahwarrior (504) - 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.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a dark brown almost black appearance with deep crimson highlights when held up to light. Its has a stiff, creamy thick tan head on top that has very good retention and leaves lots of thick tan lacing on the glass. The aroma fills the nose with lots of roasted sweet malts. It has a wonderful full body that starts creamy and sweet on the palate. Quickly more roasted flavors take over with notes of burnt caramel and coffee. There is a quick flash of hop bitterness in the middle before the sweeter roasted flavors take over and fade off slowly into the finish. The texture is full and smooth on the tongue with soft carbonation.
triplehopped (37) - - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep black with a light tan, medium head; average lacing. The aroma is sweet, roast malt. Taste is medium bitter, with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied, somewhere between oily and creamy with an above average carbonation (at least from this bottle) and a slightly bitter finish. Overall, a pleasant porter.
gopherfan99 (348) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the seasonal pack, dark pour with a tan head, sweet with chocolate, caramel, and malt with a very light bitter finish, decent porter
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good Porter, though nothing special. Little chocolate taste, typical color. Not bad, but not great.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressive light tan head--a full three fingers thick. Initially I didnít see any lace, but as the drink progressed, the lace became more pronounced
Chocolate and cream aromas. Thereís also a touch of oily alcohol.
The chocolate comes through in the taste, almost like a bittersweet hot cocoa. Very rich body, the carbonation seems a little below average. This has the consistency of the root beer float. Iím having trouble picking up the hop, but can tell itís present because the beer is well-balanced. I recommend this porter.
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a very dark brown with some ruby on the edge of glass. the aroma is chocolate and licorice. the taste is similar and for some reason i just didnít really enjoy this beer.
firefly765 (105) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle pours a very dark brown almost black with a reddish hue. Light khaki creamy head. Some nice lacing. Aroma of licorice and chocolate with some Earthy undertones. Seems a bit highly carbonated. A Rich coffee chocolate licorice flavor. Seems like it's lacking something though. Good not great.
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mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate, caramel, wheat..decent color and aroma..not bad..but better alternatives out there.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad porter, but nothing exceptional either. Has the requisite chocolate and licorice. Black and somewheat thick.
ROBC3366 (510) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 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.