loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid no nonsense porter. Surprisingly dark, good roasty flavor with something else I cant quite figure out.
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with hoppy afternotes. Noticiable hints of spice along with burnt coffee and chocolate.
p0rkch0p (53) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If all porters are this light im gonna have to start drinking more. Great for an inexperienced rater like me. Roasted and toasted and so smooth. Nothing overpowering. Great for pre or post meal on a cold day.
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with thick frothy off-white head. Chocolate, sweet aroma. Tastes of caramel and molasses. Hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, pretty enjoyable on a cold winter day.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, and almost sherry-like. Flavor is not typical for a porter. There are some subtle roast flavors, but in general, this beer tastes more like a generic Sam Adams beer.: grainy, hoppy, and malty. Some coffee-like acidity in the aftertaste. Hops are a little too present; body is a bit too thin. I get the impression that Sam Adams brewed this porter for people who fear dark, complex beers. Mediocre, IMHO.
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, dark pour. Slightly mahogany color. Relatively thick head for a porter (maybe it was just my pour though). Chocolate/peanut butter aroma. Thin on the tongue. Slightly burnt taste with dark chocolate on the end. No carbonation, not crisp, watery. Long, slightly bitter finish.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong bitter taste. Aroma reminds me of a can of unsweetened cocoa and so does the taste. Low carbonation.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pour - Small, light brown head atop a deep brown body. Smells of molasses and dark chocolate. Slightly sweet, changing to bitter flavor.. more coffee here, and definately chocolatey (I’m guessing that’s a word!). Creamy with a soft carbonation for me... quite bitter aftertaste.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours to a dark brown with a fluffy tan head that leaves light rings on the glass. Aroma is subdued malt with caramel and chocolate tones. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitter and sour. Coffee flavor with hints of wood. Palate is medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Finishes kind of boring. Over all I found it ok, but not great.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours with a dark mahogany color with some ruby highlights when held up to the light. Cream tan head is full and lasts thoughout the pint. Aroma is of roasted grains, chocolate malt is noticable, along with what appears to be roasted although the bottle does not say it is used. Light Munich malt aroma, nutty, buscut like, no real hop aroma to speak of(althogh some EKG would have been nice). Coffee aroma is present in this beer. Flavor is of noticeable chocolate malt flavors and light roasted flavor, some malt sweetness is evedent with a very light hop bitterness. Hop flavors on the light side, but balance the sweeness very nice. The finish is of the dark malts adding some dryness. Mothfeel is meduim, more like a brown porter more than a robust porter.
Overall this is a very nice brown porter, and a nice addition to the Sam Adams lineup. (At least here in OK)