Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours oily and dark, almost opaque, with moderate carbonation yet nothing for a head. Aroma is soy, molassis. Taste is tangy, slightly sour. Roasted malts trying desperately to be noticed. Possible oxidation. Very light chocolate, cherry. Moderate mouthfeel.
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured near black, small tan head. Aroma was sweet coffee, toffee and nuts. Taste was sweet, creamy, toffee and nutty.
MrBeerFanatic (1005) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown decent retention for head. Aromas brownie, caramel, biscuit, toast, chocolate. Flavors toasty, faded chocolate, light toffee, light smoky light coffee. Light to medium brass bitter finish. Light dryness.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. dark body with a cream and coffee head. light roast nose with with a hint of sweetness. thin body. hops are prevalent throughout. roast finish. a little sugar daddy flavor in there especially as it warms. one of my go tos around town. easily drinkable if a bit too roasted and hoppy for my tastes.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
hazy red sepia, thin large bubbled cream head. Stale chocolate and light cinnamon spicing, brown malt. Flavor has soft brown malt alongside spice, light underattenuation sweetness but some balance.
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, vanilla, light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted grain, coffee and cocoa with light roast and hop bitterness carrying through the finish. Good porter.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light grain, oats. Light brown sugar notes. Light dark chocolate, light sugar. Alright.
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle pours a watery deep brown with some cloudy head. Nose has malt, bread, oats. Flavor is the same, malty, oats, bread, brown sugar. Slick finish.
GenDV138 (5701) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks DCLawyer. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry Porter with hints of chocolate. Very pronounced hops flavoring.
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JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from my friend Ryan. The beer is a darker brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has a good roasty charred character with a subtle caramel sweetness throughout. Medium sweetness, but the finish has some mild bitterness coming through. Medium body and medium carbonation.