Beachmaster (444) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, with a small tan head that quickly fades. Decent lacing. Nose is faint notes of malt and nuts. taste is of dark malt, with a light body and some hop bitterness on the short finish. Not bad.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. Nutty sweet and lightly roasted malts, faint chocolate, and some light bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Pretty decent porter. Nice roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate dark fruit aroma. Flavor also has hints of nuts and Carmel. Feel would be very smooth but for a slight overcarbonation, leaving it just a touch pricklier than wanted. Finishes semi sweet and dry."
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is malts and chocolate.
AbbeyRoade (521) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very tasty porter. Malts, chocolate, coffee, nutty. Deep deep roasted nutty flavors throughout- almost a burnt coffee flavor. Very bold flavor and if you’re not into the heavy coffee notes this might not be for you. Sweet, a wee bit bitter.
Concealer (1147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and nut. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, nuts, light caramel and vanilla. Light bodied, smooth with a slightly dry finish.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Super dark with an off-white head. Aroma of burnt wood, semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is initially sweet like chocolate cola with a malty aftertaste. Fairly thin body and doesn’t seem to have the slick oily feel of many porters. Ok,
IndianaRed (3742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Pinkzambia dark brown clear with some redish highlights. Strange light roast and chocolate aroma. Potting soil and leather. Flavor of ashtrays and cigarette butts. The roastiness is just off. Thin dry palate.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from Lukas Liquor in Missouri, picked up during my RBSG stay. Shared with b3shine. Brown color. Kind of clear around the edges. Thin ring of khaki head. After some aggressive swishing, decent lace generates... Dots and bits of lace, not much sticks though. Good chocolate syrup, hint of dark fruit. Some coffee. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, creamy lighter carbonation. Mild chewiness. A bit thinner than expected for a 6.4% porter, but hey, that aids with drinkability. Some nice earthy hop. Pretty nice, tasty enjoyable porter. Would have been a great one to enjoy with a sandwich or something, I think.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; softly carbonated though. A translucent dark cola with very thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and touch of roast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.