JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown colored beer. roasted malt aroma and there is some nutty flavor as well. Some chocolate, but this is light. A light beer overall, a porter should be thicker. But no flaws and very drinkable due to a smooth palate.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this one at Coaltrain in CO springs, CO. Dark brown color with faint brown head. Coffee and chocolate nose with roasted malt floating around. Semi sweet roasted malt body with the other two flavors from the aroma playing second fiddle int he flavor. One of the better porter’s I’ve had.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12-oz bottle, shared by brewfiend, this beverage pours a clear dark brown with a light tan that slowly dissolves. Very nice lacing for a porter. Aroma of dark coffee, some creamy chocolate and more toasted malt with a touch of almonds. Taste is moderately sweet chocolate with some vanilla, lightly acidic, and a slightly bitter palate. Finish is smooth, lightly sweet, and moderately bitter.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime w/ superb residual lacng. Aromas of rich bakers cocoa and a bit of roasted leather. Full nectar w/ soft and creamy effers. Very rich w/ generous amounts of chocolate malts. A mild roast lends some character while the malty sweetness steals the show. Thick and creamy like chocolate milk. The finish is long and lingering w/ a mild bittering component. A very tasty brew indeed. It’s like drinking chocolate cakebread.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ papago...aroma is malt, coffee and a bit metallic. flavor is coffee, coffee and black coffee. there is some chocolate, cream and a bit of almond/nuttiness but they are overwhelmed by the coffee. rather thin when it’s cold but it gets creamier when it warms. meh
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a deeper brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, smoke, and a little nutty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and a light coffee finish. A decent porter, but nothing really made this stand out.
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle brought back from N.M. from a friend. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a slightly earthy nose. 1/2 inch head stayed with the beer and left great lacing til the end. I think the flavor of this Porter is one of the better out there. It is very silky due to the bottle conditioning I believe. The flavor is roast coffee, chocolate, finished with a hint of bitter sweetness. I could drink 6 of these at a sitting no problem and at 6.4% be pretty happy. I highly reccomend this one to any Porter fan.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, very dark brown without any head.<P>
The aroma is malty with with heavy notes of roasted grain, chocolate, dark coffee; Trace of alfalfa/grassy hop; Yeasty with a light note of dough; Trace of briney wood.<P>
The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter with a long, lightly acidic, lightly sweet, light-to-moderately bitter finish. Smokey rets.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is soft.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark brown to black (not opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of minerals and vanilla, hint of cassis. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. A lot better than my sample 3 years ago. A very solid and delightful robust porter. Delightful, clean, balanced, rich. Gonna have to go visit this brewery in person and meet the brewer...
jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to cbkschubert for senidn me this one. Poured a deep black body with big head. Roasted chocolate malty aroma, slightly nutty. Flavor is bitter sweet roasted malt, light chocolate, very sweet and a weak watery mouthfeel. Not bad.