Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a medium beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lace on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, chocolate and coffee. The finish is sweet with a roasty malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
bitbucket (2113) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin and fading tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted pine nuts. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Taste is great, very much like the aroma with a bit of coffee added. Lightly bitter finish.
smaynard6000 (388) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nutty, roasted malt flavor with creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish. This is good.
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the Plaza. This is a really satisfying porter, actually. It has an even roasty espresso bittersweetness with judicious hop use. The palate is spot on for the style. Even flavors of cacao and espresso hit the tongue. Finish is balanced and bold enough. This is a good stock American porter.
triplehopped (17) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark coffee brown with a medium white/tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Moderately bittersweet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation on the tongue, slightly bitter finish. Overall, very satisfying and surprisingly sweet; sure pleased one who is not overly fond of porters.
Hophead22 (2747) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rating #212. Nice little porter, easy to drink. Light roast. (2601)
UncleKorm (265) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ big tan slowly diminishing creamy head leaving a nice cap w/ good lacing. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is a very light sweet with a subtle bitter finish of short duration. Taste is predominately the roast, which I’d describe as a medium roast, there isn’t a burnt French roast to the beer which to me is nice. Subtle coffee and chocolate notes. This is a solid straight forward porter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and light alcohol in the finish.
phaleslu (4459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack from Albertson’s in Taos. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Nice aroma of rich, toasted malts, nuts, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is similar, with more of an earthy, leafy quality. A little metallic note, too. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid porter.
JaBier (3779) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty and roasty nose with some chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a semi sweet finish.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 10/9/2012. This porter pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized off-white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malt, chocolate and slightly sweet. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty and coffee, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. There are some brown sugar and molasses flavors as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish Is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly roasty and sweet.